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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

SkP info: II, 402-3

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9 — Bkrepp Magndr 9II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa 9’ 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. 402-3.

Sanntíri laut sunnar
seggja kind und eggjar;
sigrgœðir réð síðan
snjallr Manverja falli.

Kind seggja laut und eggjar sunnar Sanntíri; {snjallr sigrgœðir} réð síðan falli Manverja.

The progeny of people bent beneath sword-blades south of Kintyre; {the courageous victory-increaser} [WARRIOR] then caused the fall of the Manxmen.

texts: Mberf 14 (III 180b), Mork 136 [3-4], Hkr 562 (III 180b)

editions: Skj Bjǫrn krepphendi: Magnúsdrápa 7/5-8 (AI, 436; BI, 405-6); Skald I, 200; ÍF 28, 221 (Mberf ch. 9), E 1916, 118; Fms 7, 42-3 (Mberf ch. 20); Mork 1867, 143, Mork 1928-32, 316, Andersson and Gade 2000, 298, 485 (Mberf); F 1871, 269 (Mberf).

sources

AM 63 folx (Kx) 597v, 17 - 597v, 20 (Hkr)  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 34va, 10 - 34va, 11 (Hkr)  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 33v, 25 - 33v, 26 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 310v, 1 - 310v, 4 (Hkr)  image  
AM 42 folx (42x) 11r, 16 - 11r, 19 (Hkr)  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 88v, 30 - 88v, 31 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 61rb, 36 - 61rb, 37 (H-Hr)  image  
GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 23r, 25 - 23r, 25 [3-4] (Mork)  image  image  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 58rb, 30 - 58rb, 31 [3-4]  image  image  image  image  
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