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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ǪrvOdd Ævdr 28VIII (Ǫrv 98)

Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 98 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 28)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 909.


text and translation

Heldum allir         ór höfn skipum,
þegar fullhugar         fengjar væntum.
Hræddumz ekki,         meðan höfðingjar
heilir réðu         fyr herskipum.

Allir heldum skipum ór höfn, þegar fullhugar væntum fengjar. Hræddumz ekki, meðan heilir höfðingjar réðu fyr herskipum.
‘We all steered the ships out of the harbour, as soon as we, courageous ones, expected booty. I was not afraid as long as upright chieftains controlled the warships.

notes and context

This stanza does not correspond to any specific passage in the prose saga.



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 28: AII, 311, BII, 330, Skald II, 176; Ǫrv 1888, 202, FSGJ 2, 348-9.


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