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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ǪrvOdd Ævdr 62VIII (Ǫrv 132)

Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 132 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 62)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 938.


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Fleiri hefir mína         fóstbræðr drepit,
Garðar ok Sírni;         gekk skegg af flagði.
Var hann engum líkr         at yfirliti,
ok kallaðr síðan         Kvillánus blesi.

Hefir drepit fleiri fóstbræðr mína, Garðar ok Sírni; skegg gekk af flagði. Hann var engum líkr at yfirliti, ok kallaðr síðan Kvillánus blesi.
‘He has killed more of my foster-brothers, Garðarr and Sírnir; the beard left the ogre. He was like no one in appearance, and was afterwards called Kvillánus blesi (‘Blaze’).

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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 62: AII, 317, BII, 336-7, Skald II, 180-1, NN §2610; Ǫrv 1888, 207, FSGJ 2, 359.


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