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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ǪrvOdd Lv 6VIII (Ǫrv 36)

Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 36 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Lausavísur 6)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 849.


text and translation

Þit skuluð hlýða         hróðri mínum,
Sigurðr ok Sjólfr,         sessunautar.
Ykr á ek gjalda         greypan verka,
hróðr harðsnúinn,         huglausum tveim.

Sigurðr ok Sjólfr, þit sessunautar skuluð hlýða hróðri mínum. Ek á gjalda ykr tveim huglausum greypan verka, harðsnúinn hróðr.
‘Sigurðr and Sjólfr, you two bench companions must listen to my praise poetry. I have to pay back you two thoughtless fellows for [your] coarse composition, impudent poetry.

notes and context

Oddr now drinks off his horn and fills one for each of Sjólfr and Sigurðr. He speaks the following two stanzas.



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 3: AII, 297-8, BII, 317, Skald II, 169; Ǫrv 1888, 160, Ǫrv 1892, 78-9, FSGJ 2, 312; Edd. Min. 66.


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