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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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv))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, 910

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29 — ǪrvOdd Ævdr 29VIII (Ǫrv 99)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 99 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 29)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 910.

Várum reiðir,
þá er randberendr
hoska hittum
fyr Hólmsnesi.
Réðum eignaz
allar gerðar
af sex skipum.


We were angry when we encountered {wise shield-bearers} [WARRIORS] before Hólmsnes. We got hold of all the armour of the fine fellows from six ships.

notes: This stanza appears to relate to the same incident as Oddr boasts about in his mannjafnaðr ‘comparison of men’ with Sigurðr and Sjólfr (Ǫrv 44/1-4), while the second half of Ǫrv 44 covers the same incident as Ǫrv 100 (see below). In both cases there is mention of six ships, described as hábrynjuð ‘armoured’ in 44/3 and the encounter is said to take place off an otherwise unknown headland named Hólmsnes, which is not mentioned in the prose text. It is assumed that the use of the adj. ho(r)ska ‘wise’ (l. 3) and the cpd snyrtidrengr ‘fine fellow’ (l. 7) is intended to be ironic.

texts: Ǫrv 99

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 29 (AII, 311; BII, 330); Skald II, 176-7; Ǫrv 1888, 202, FSGJ 2, 349.


AM 343 a 4° (343a) 80v, 41 - 80v, 43 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 94v - 94v (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 62va, 9 - 62va, 16 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 33v, 13 - 33v, 14 (Ǫrv)  
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