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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ǪrvOdd Ævdr 64VIII (Ǫrv 134)

Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 134 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 64)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 940.


text and translation

Unða ek eigi,         áðr Ungara
lofðunga tvá         líta knáttak.
Réð ek með öðrum         arfs at kveðja;
veitta ek jöfri         vilt ofsinni.

Ek unða eigi, áðr knáttak líta tvá lofðunga Ungara. Ek réð at kveðja arfs með öðrum; ek veitta jöfri vilt ofsinni.
‘I was not happy until I saw the two princes of the Hungarians. I claimed the inheritance with one [of them]; I granted the prince desired support.

notes and context

[6]: The same line occurs in Heiðr 89/6.



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 64: AII, 317, BII, 337, Skald II, 181; Ǫrv 1888, 137, 207, Ǫrv 1892, 67, 99, FSGJ 2, 360; Edd. Min. 57.


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