Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 72 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 889.
|Var mér fóstr gefit at föður ráði
— brátt vöndumk því — á Berurjóðri.
|Var mér ekki vant til sælu, |
þess er Ingjaldr átti kosti.
Fóstr var gefit mér at ráði föður á Berurjóðri; vöndumk því brátt. Var mér ekki vant til sælu, þess er Ingjaldr átti kosti.
Fosterage was provided for me according to my father’s advice at Berurjóðr; we [I] quickly came to like it. I had no lack of enjoyment of that which Ingjaldr had at his disposal.
Mss: 343a(80v), 471(94r), 173ˣ(60va-b) (Ǫrv)
Readings:  gefit: tekit 471, 173ˣ  vöndumk: so 471, 173ˣ, vönduz 343a  Var mér ekki: varat mér sælu 173ˣ  sælu: þeirrar 173ˣ  þess er: sem at 173ˣ
Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 2: AII, 306, BII, 324, Skald II, 173; Ǫrv 1888, 198, FSGJ 2, 340-1.
Notes: [All]: The stanza refers to Oddr’s childhood. According to the saga (Ǫrv 1888, 2-9), Oddr’s parents, Grímr and Lopthœna, were travelling by boat from their farm at Hrafnista in Northern Norway to take care of her recently deceased father’s property in the Vík (Viken) area of Oslofjorden. She was heavily pregnant at the time, and gave birth to Oddr on the journey south at Ingjaldr’s farm at Berurjóðr. Ingjaldr offered to foster Oddr and his parents accepted that offer. Although this is not stated in the saga, there is an assumption that Ingjaldr was of lower social status than Grímr and Lopthœna, as in most recorded cases of fosterage in early Iceland and Norway (Foote and Wilson 1980, 116; Byock 1988, 171-2). —  gefit ‘provided’: Lit. ‘given’. All
other eds have preferred the alternative reading tekit ‘accepted’.