Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 97 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 27)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 909.
|Báru rekkar ráð sín saman;
þótti ei fyrðum féván mikil.
|Kuru Háleygir kost inn vildra; |
réðum leggja lag várt saman.
Rekkar báru saman ráð sín; þótti ei fyrðum mikil féván. Háleygir kuru inn vildra kost: réðum leggja saman lag várt.
The warriors consulted together; there did not seem to the men to be great expectation of money. The Háleygir [we] chose the better alternative; we decided to enter into fellowship together.
Mss: 343a(80v), 471(94v), 173ˣ(62rb) (Ǫrv)
Readings:  ei: so 471, 173ˣ, eigi 343a  Háleygir: so 471, 173ˣ, ‘halegir’ 343a
Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 27: AII, 310-11, BII, 329-30, Skald II, 176; Ǫrv 1888, 201-2, FSGJ 2, 348.
Notes: [All]: The stanza follows the wording of the prose text fairly closely. After Oddr’s party and that of Þórðr and Hjálmarr have fought each others for two days, Oddr is preparing to fight again, when Þórðr asks er þar fjárván á skipum þínum (Ǫrv 1888, 64-5) ‘is there expectation of money on your ships’? Oddr admits that there is not, so Þórðr suggests that it would be more sensible for the parties to enter into a fellowship together. —  Háleygir ‘the Háleygir’: Referring to the
northern part of Norway from where Oddr and his companions come.