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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, 398-9

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3 — Bkrepp Magndr 3II

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

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.

texts: H-Hr 256, Mberf 8 (III 177), Hkr 556 (III 177)

editions: Skj Bjǫrn krepphendi: Magnúsdrápa 4 (AI, 435; BI, 405); Skald I, 200, NN §806; ÍF 28, 218 (Mberf ch. 7), E 1916, 113; Fms 7, 14-15 (Mberf ch. 8).

sources

AM 63 folx (Kx) 596v, 3 - 596v, 10 (Hkr)  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 34rb, 2 - 34rb, 2 (Hkr)  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 32r, 18 - 32r, 20 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 307r, 26 - 307v, 1 (Hkr)  image  
AM 42 folx (42x) 8v - 8v (Hkr)  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 83r, 12 - 83r, 12 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 58rb, 12 - 58rb, 12 (H-Hr)  image  
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