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Ǫrvar-Oddr (ǪrvOdd)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

Ævidrápa (Ævdr) - 71

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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv))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, 900

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16 — ǪrvOdd Ævdr 16VIII (Ǫrv 86)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 86 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 16)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 900.

Létum skeika
at sköpuðu
drengmenn snarir
í drifaveðri.
Sýndiz seggjum
— sandr var á þiljum —
lands ván liðin;
ek eigi þar.

 

[We] bold heroes let things go according to the will of fate in the storm of sea-spray. The hope of land seemed over to the men; sand was on the decks; I did not lie there.

notes: According to the saga prose (Ǫrv 1888, 36-9), after they have left Bjarmaland, Oddr and his companions travel back along the coast of Finnmǫrk (Finnmark), where they encounter fierce storms. The sea is so rough that they expect their ships to be broken up. Oddr advises Guðmundr to throw overboard all the loot they had taken from the Saami on the way up the coast (cf. Ǫrv 79 and Note to [All]), the implication being that they are being punished for their theft. They do this, whereupon the sea subsides and they are eventually blown up on the shore.

texts: Ǫrv 86

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 16 (AII, 309; BII, 327); Skald II, 175; Ǫrv 1888, 200, FSGJ 2, 345.

sources

AM 343 a 4° (343a) 80v, 22 - 80v, 23 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 94v - 94v (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 61vb, 1 - 61vb, 8 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 33r, 21 - 33r, 22 (Ǫrv)  
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