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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:

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, ‘ 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. <> (accessed 28 June 2022)

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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, 400

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

6 — Bkrepp Magndr 6II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa 6’ 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. 400.

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

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

{{The hunger-diminisher} [FEEDER] {of the gosling of battle}} [RAVEN/EAGLE > WARRIOR] harried in Skye; the cheerful wolf reddened its tooth in many a wound inside Tiree.

texts: Fris, H-Hr 262, Mberf 11 (III 179a), Mork 135 [1-2], Hkr 559 (III 179a)

editions: Skj Bjǫrn krepphendi: Magnúsdrápa 6/1-4 (AI, 436; BI, 405); Skald I, 200; ÍF 28, 220 (Mberf ch. 8), E 1916, 118; Fms 7, 41-2 (Mberf ch. 20); Mork 1867, 143, Mork 1928-32, 316, Andersson and Gade 2000, 298, 485 (Mberf); F 1871, 269 (Mberf).


AM 63 folx (Kx) 597r, 21 - 597r, 25 (Hkr)  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 34rb - 34rb (Hkr)  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 33v, 16 - 33v, 18 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 310r - 310r (Hkr)  image  
AM 42 folx (42x) 10v - 10v (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, 24 - 23r, 25 [1-2] (Mork)  image  image  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 58rb, 29 - 58rb, 30 [1-2]  image  image  image  image  
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