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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ǪrvOdd Ævdr 48VIII (Ǫrv 118)

Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 118 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 48)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 926.


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Létum falla         und fætr ara
tírarlausa         tólf berserki.
Þá varð ek skiljaz         á skapadægri
við þann inn mesta         minn fulltrúa.

Létum tólf berserki falla tírarlausa und fætr ara. Þá varð ek skiljaz á skapadægri við þann inn mesta fulltrúa minn.
‘We caused twelve berserks to fall, lacking glory, beneath the eagle’s claws. Then I was obliged to part on that fated day from the one who was my greatest confidant.

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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 48: AII, 314, BII, 334, Skald II, 179; Ǫrv 1888, 204, FSGJ 2, 355.


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