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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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv))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, 891

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4 — ǪrvOdd Ævdr 4VIII (Ǫrv 74)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 74 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 4)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 891.

Sagði mér völva         sannar rúnir,
en ek vætki því         vildak hlýða.
Gat ek fyr ungum         Ingjalds syni,
at ek föðurtúna         fýstumk vitja.

Völva sagði mér sannar rúnir, en ek vildak vætki hlýða því. Ek gat fyr {ungum syni Ingjalds}, at ek fýstumk vitja föðurtúna.

The prophetess told me true secrets, but I wanted to heed nothing of it. I mentioned to {the young son of Ingjaldr} [= Ásmundr] that I was keen to visit my father’s homestead.

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

Readings: [2] rúnir: ‘rrunar’ 471    [3] vætki: eigi 173ˣ    [4] vildak hlýða: vildi ek hlyða 343a, vildi hlýða 471, vildi hlýðak 173ˣ    [6] Ingjalds syni: ‘jngialldsyne’ 471    [8] vitja: so 471, 173ˣ, vita 343a

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 4: AII, 306-7, BII, 325, Skald II, 174; Ǫrv 1888, 198, FSGJ 2, 341.

Notes: [1-4]: See Heiðr Lv 1-3 (Ǫrv 1-3) and Introduction and Notes to those stanzas. — [4] vildak ‘I wanted’: Normalised from the late ms. forms of the 1st pers. sg. pret. vildi (cf. ANG §533.1). — [5-8]: According to the saga (Ǫrv 1888, 17-19), Oddr leaves Berurjóðr out of spite because Ingjaldr has insisted on inviting the prophetess to his farm even though he knew Oddr was against it. He takes Ásmundr with him to visit his family at Hrafnista. — [8] vitja ‘to visit’: The reading of 343a, vita ‘know’, does not make sense in context and is unmetrical.

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