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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ǪrvOdd Ævdr 51VIII (Ǫrv 121)

Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 121 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 51)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 928.


text and translation

Gekk ek um Gautland         í grimmum hug
sex dægr í samt,         áðr Sæund fyndak.
Lét ek hans liðmenn         hjörvi mæta,
sex ok átta         með sjálfum gram.

Ek gekk um Gautland í grimmum hug sex dægr í samt, áðr fyndak Sæund. Ek lét liðmenn hans mæta hjörvi, sex ok átta með sjálfum gram.
‘I travelled through Götaland in angry mood for six days together before I came upon Sæundr. I caused his company to meet the sword, six and eight together with the chief himself.

notes and context

The first two lines of this stanza are exactly the same as ll. 1-2 of ǪrvOdd Lv 19 (Ǫrv 52), which belongs to Oddr’s mannjafnaðr with Sjólfr and Sigurðr. Ǫrv 52 is found in all mss (cf. Ǫrv 1888, 164-5), and ll. 3-8 of this stanza are obviously a variant of Ǫrv 52/3-8.



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 51: AII, 315, BII, 334, Skald II, 179; Ǫrv 1888, 205, Ǫrv 1892, 98, FSGJ 2, 355-6.


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