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Bjǫrn krepphendi (Bkrepp)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Magnússdrápa (Magndr) - 11

Bjǫrn (Bkrepp) is entirely unknown, and his ethnicity cannot be confirmed (Skj gives it as Icel.). Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 276) lists Bjǫrn among the poets of Magnús berfœttr ‘Barelegs’ Óláfsson (d. 1103). His nickname krepphendi appears to mean ‘the Crooked-handed’. See also SnE 1848-87, III, 622-3 and LH 1894-1901, II, 55.

Magnússdrápa (‘Drápa about Magnús’) — Bkrepp MagndrII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 395-405.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11 

Skj: Bjǫrn krepphendi: Magnúsdrápa, o. 1100 (AI, 434-7, BI, 404-6); stanzas (if different): 3 | 4 | 5/5-8 | 7/1-4, 6/5-8 | 7/5-8 | 8 | 9

in texts: Fris, H-Hr, Hkr, Mberf, Mork

SkP info: II, 395-405

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1 Vol. 2. Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa, 1 [Vol. 2, 396-7] — Bkrepp Magndr 1II

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Vítt lét Vǫrsa dróttinn,
varð skjótt rekinn flótti,
(hús sveið Hǫrða ræsir)
Halland farit brandi;
brendi buðlungr Þrœnda,
blés kastar hel fasta
(vakði viskdœlsk ekkja)
víðs, mǫrg heruð síðan.

Skj: Bjǫrn krepphendi: Magnúsdrápa 1 (AI, 434-5; BI, 404); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 39, 42x, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: H-Hr 245, Mberf 2, Mork 131
 
2 Vol. 2. Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa, 2 [Vol. 2, 397-8] — Bkrepp Magndr 2II

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Snarr rauð Sygna harri
sverð á úthlaupsferðum,
vítt nam vargr at slíta
varma brôð, á Harmi;
frátt, hvé fylkir mátti,
fór svát hengðr vas Þórir
(fǫr vas gunnar gervis
greið) dróttins-svik leiða.

Skj: Bjǫrn krepphendi: Magnúsdrápa 2 (AI, 435; BI, 404); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 39, 42x, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: H-Hr 255, Mberf 7, Mork 132
 
3 Vol. 2. Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa, 3 [Vol. 2, 398-9] — Bkrepp Magndr 3II

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Hrafngreddir vann hrædda
hlífar styggr, í byggðum,
þrœnzka drótt, es þótti
þeim markar bǫl sveima;
hygg at hersa tveggja
her-Baldr lyki aldri
sinn; jór vasa sváru
svangr, fló ǫrn til hanga.

Skj: Bjǫrn krepphendi: Magnúsdrápa 4 (AI, 435; BI, 405); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 39, 42x, E, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: H-Hr 256, Mberf 8
 
4 Vol. 2. Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa, 4 [Vol. 2, 399] — Bkrepp Magndr 4II

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Víkinga lætr vengis
vallbaugs hati falla,
vítt rýðr jôrn á ýtum
Áleifs mǫgr en fǫgru.

Skj: Bjǫrn krepphendi: Magnúsdrápa 3 (AI, 435; BI, 405); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: F, Mork; texts: Mork 133
 
5 Vol. 2. Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa, 5 [Vol. 2, 399-400] — Bkrepp Magndr 5II

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Lék of Ljóðhús fíkjum
limsorg náar himni,
vítt vas ferð á flótta
fús; gaus eldr ór húsum.

Skj: Bjǫrn krepphendi: Magnúsdrápa 5/1-4 (AI, 435; BI, 405); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 39, 42x, E, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: Fris 0, H-Hr 261, Mberf 9, Mork 0
 
6 Vol. 2. Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa, 6 [Vol. 2, 400] — Bkrepp Magndr 6II

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Hungrþverrir lét herjat
hríðar gagls á Skíði,
tǫnn rauð Tyrvist innan
teitr vargr í ben margri.

Skj: Bjǫrn krepphendi: Magnúsdrápa 6/1-4 (AI, 436; BI, 405); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 39, 42x, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Fris 0, H-Hr 262, Mberf 11, Mork 135
 
7 Vol. 2. Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa, 7 [Vol. 2, 401] — Bkrepp Magndr 7II

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Ǫrr skjǫldungr fór eldi
Ívist (búendr mistu)
róggeisla vann ræsir
rauðan (lífs ok auðar).

Skj: Bjǫrn krepphendi: Magnúsdrápa 5/5-8 (AI, 435-6; BI, 405); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: X; mss: 39, 42x, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Mberf 10, Mork 137
 
8 Vol. 2. Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa, 8 [Vol. 2, 401-2] — Bkrepp Magndr 8II

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Vítt bar snarr á slétta
Sandey konungr randir;
rauf of Íl, þás jóku
allvalds menn á brennur.
Grœtti Grenlands dróttinn,
gekk hátt Skota stekkvir,
(þjóð rann mýlsk til mœði)
meyjar suðr í eyjum.

Skj: Bjǫrn krepphendi: Magnúsdrápa 7/1-4, 6/5-8 (AI, 436; BI, 405-6); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 39, 42x, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: H-Hr 263, H-Hr 264, Mberf 12, Mberf 13, Mork 138
 
9 Vol. 2. Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa, 9 [Vol. 2, 402-3] — Bkrepp Magndr 9II

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Santíri laut sunnar
seggja kind und eggjar;
siggœðir réð síðan
snjallr Manverja falli.

Skj: Bjǫrn krepphendi: Magnúsdrápa 7/5-8 (AI, 436; BI, 405-6); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: X; mss: 39, 42x, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Mberf 14, Mork 136
 
10 Vol. 2. Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa, 10 [Vol. 2, 403-4] — Bkrepp Magndr 10II

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Hætt vas hvert þats átti
hvarf Goðrøðar arfi;
lǫnd vann lofðungr Þrœnda
Lǫgmanni þar bannat;
nýtr fekk nesjum útar
naðrbings tǫpuð finginn
Egða gramr, þars umðu,
ungr, véttrima tungur.

Skj: Bjǫrn krepphendi: Magnúsdrápa 8 (AI, 436; BI, 406); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 39, 42x, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: H-Hr 265, Mberf 15, Mork 140
 
11 Vol. 2. Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa, 11 [Vol. 2, 404-5] — Bkrepp Magndr 11II

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Lífspelli réð Laufa
lundr í Ǫngulssundi,
(broddr fló) þars slǫg snuddu
(snúðigt) Huga ens prúða;
ǫll hefr Jóta fellir
eylǫnd farit brandi
(vítt liggr dyggs und dróttum
dǫglings grund) of stundir.

Skj: Bjǫrn krepphendi: Magnúsdrápa 9 (AI, 436-7; BI, 406); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 39, 42x, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: H-Hr 270, Mberf 16, Mork 142
 
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