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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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv))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, 894

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8 — ǪrvOdd Ævdr 8VIII (Ǫrv 78)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 78 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 8)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 894.

Varð ek at vári         víss, at gørðuz
brynþings boðar         Bjarma at sækja.
Síðan kvaddak         Sigurð ok Guðmund;
vilda ek með fræknum         til farar ráðaz.

Ek varð víss at vári, at {boðar {brynþings}} gørðuz at sækja Bjarma. Síðan kvaddak Sigurð ok Guðmund; ek vilda ráðaz til farar með fræknum.

I became aware in the spring that {the offerers {of the mailcoat-assembly}} [BATTLE > WARRIORS] were making ready to visit the Permians. Then I called on Sigurðr and Guðmundr; I wanted to be included in the expedition with the brave ones.

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

Readings: [2] víss: víst 173ˣ;    gørðuz: gørðiz 471, fara 173ˣ    [5] kvaddak: so 471, 173ˣ, ‘kuadda ag’ 343a

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 8: AII, 307, BII, 325-6, Skald II, 174; Ǫrv 1888, 199, FSGJ 2, 342.

Notes: [All]: According to the prose saga (Ǫrv 1888, 20-5), Oddr asks his brother Guðmundr, and his cousin, Sigurðr, whether he could travel with them, on hearing that they are about to set out on an expedition northwards to Bjarmaland (Permia). They initially refuse, but relent after Guðmundr has had a frightening dream in which he sees Oddr’s fetch, in the shape of a polar bear, threatening to sink their ships. — [4] Bjarma ‘the Permians’: On these people, see Ǫrv 41 and Note to l. 3. — [7, 8] ek vilda ráðaz til farar ‘I wanted to be included in the expedition’: Lit. ‘I wanted to prepare myself for the expedition’.

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