Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Bjǫrn krepphendi (Bkrepp)

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

Magnússdrápa (Magndr) - 11

Skj info: Bjǫrn krepphendi, Islandsk skjald, omkr. 1100. (AI, 434-7, BI, 404-6).

Skj poems:
Magnúsdrápa

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.

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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, 401

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

7 — Bkrepp Magndr 7II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa 7’ 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, p. 401.

Ǫrr skjǫldungr fór eldi
Ívist; búendr misstu
— róggeisla vann ræsir
rauðan — lífs ok auðar.

Ǫrr skjǫldungr fór Ívist eldi; búendr misstu lífs ok auðar; ræsir vann {róggeisla} rauðan.

The generous leader advanced in North Uist with fire; farmers lost life and wealth; the ruler reddened {the battle-beam} [SWORD].

texts: Mberf 10 (III 178b), Mork 137, Hkr 558 (III 178b)

editions: Skj Bjǫrn krepphendi: Magnúsdrápa 5/5-8 (AI, 435-6; BI, 405); Skald I, 200, NN §1149; ÍF 28, 219 (Mberf ch. 8), E 1916, 118; Fms 7, 41 (Mberf ch. 20); Mork 1867, 143, Mork 1928-32, 317, Andersson and Gade 2000, 298-9, 485 (Mberf); F 1871, 270 (Mberf).

sources

AM 63 folx (Kx) 597r - 597r (Hkr)  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 34rb, 27 - 34rb, 29 (Hkr)  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 33v - 33v (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 310r, 8 - 310r, 11 (Hkr)  image  
AM 42 folx (42x) 10v, 25 - 10v, 28 (Hkr)  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 88v - 88v (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 61rb - 61rb (H-Hr)  image  
GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 23r, 26 - 23r, 27 (Mork)  image  image  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 58rb, 32 - 58rb, 34  image  image  image  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 58rb - 58rb  image  image  image  image  
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