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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ǫrvar-Oddr (ǪrvOdd)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

Ævidrápa (Ævdr) - 71

not in Skj

Ævidrápa — ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv)

Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv))

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddsaga IX (AII, 306-19, BII, 324-39)

SkP info: VIII, 890

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3 — ǪrvOdd Ævdr 3VIII (Ǫrv 73)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 73 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 3)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 890.

Óxum báðir         á Berurjóðri,
Ásmundr ok ek,         upp í bernsku.
Skófum skeyti,         skip smíðuðum,
gerðum örvar         okkr at gamni.

Óxum upp báðir í bernsku á Berurjóðri, Ásmundr ok ek. Skófum skeyti, smíðuðum skip, gerðum örvar okkr at gamni.

We both grew up in [our] childhood at Berurjóðr, Ásmundr and I. We shaved shafts, built ships, made arrows to amuse ourselves.

Mss: 343a(80v), 471(94r), 173ˣ(60vb-61ra) (Ǫrv)

Readings: [1] Óxum (‘Voxum’): ‘Wxum’ 471    [7] gerðum: gerðum vit 173ˣ

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 3: AII, 306, BII, 325, Skald II, 173; Ǫrv 1888, 198, FSGJ 2, 341.

Notes: [1-4]: Compare similar sentiments expressed in Ǫrv 55/1-4 and Ǫrv 63b/1-2. — [3] Ásmundr: Name of the son of farmer Ingjaldr, Oddr’s playmate and later foster-brother. — [5-7]: The activities listed in these lines are reminiscent of Vsp 7/5-8 (the gods’ first activities on Iðavǫllr) and 35/3-12 (the youthful tasks of Jarl). — [8] okkr at gamni ‘to amuse ourselves’: Lit. ‘for amusement for ourselves’. Skj B and Skald alter the mss’ word order to at gamni okkr, although ll. 7-8 are metrically regular.

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