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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, 399-400

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5 — Bkrepp Magndr 5II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa 5’ 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. 399-400.

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

{Limsorg} lék fíkjum náar himni of Ljóðhús; vítt vas ferð fús á flótta; eldr gaus ór húsum.

{The branch-sorrow} [FIRE] played fiercely near the sky throughout Lewis; far and wide the crowds were eager for flight; fire gushed from houses.

texts: Fris, H-Hr 261, Mberf 9 (III 178a), Mork, Hkr 557 (III 178a)

editions: Skj Bjǫrn krepphendi: Magnúsdrápa 5/1-4 (AI, 435; BI, 405); Skald I, 200; ÍF 28, 219 (Mberf ch. 8), E 1916, 118; Fms 7, 41 (Mberf ch. 20).

sources

AM 63 folx (Kx) 597r, 10 - 597r, 17 (Hkr)  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 34rb, 25 - 34rb, 27 (Hkr)  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 33v, 14 - 33v, 16 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 310r, 4 - 310r, 7 (Hkr)  image  
AM 42 folx (42x) 10v, 21 - 10v, 24 (Hkr)  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 88v, 16 - 88v, 16 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 61rb, 19 - 61rb, 19 (H-Hr)  image  
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