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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ǪrvOdd Lv 9VIII (Ǫrv 41)

Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 41 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Lausavísur 9)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 854.


text and translation

Þú látt, Sigurðr,         í sal meyja,
meðan við Bjarma         börðumz tysvar.
Háðum hildi         heldr snarliga,
en þú, seggr, í sal         svaft und blæju.

Sigurðr, þú látt í sal meyja, meðan börðumz tysvar við Bjarma. Háðum hildi heldr snarliga, en þú, seggr, svaft í sal und blæju.
‘Sigurðr, you lay in the girls’ room, while we fought twice against the Permians. We conducted the battle rather keenly, but you, fellow, were sleeping in a hall under a bed-cover.

notes and context

As for Ǫrv 40.



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 VII 8: AII, 299, BII, 318, Skald II, 169-70; Ǫrv 1888, 161, Ǫrv 1892, 80, FSGJ 2, 314; Edd. Min. 66-7.


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