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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VIII. Krákumál (Krm) - 29

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Krákumál — Anon KrmVIII (Ragn)

Rory McTurk 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Krákumál’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 706.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: H. Krákumál, et islandsk digt fra 12. årh. (AI, 641-9, BI, 649-56)

SkP info: VIII, 738

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11 — Anon Krm 11VIII

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Krákumál 11’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 738.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi.
Hundruðum frá ek liggja
á Eynæfis öndrum,
þar er Englanes heitir.
Siglðu vér til snerru
sex dægr, áðr lið felli;
áttum odda messu
við uppruna sólar.
Varð fyr várum sverðum
Valþjófr í styr hníga.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi. Ek frá liggja hundruðum á {öndrum Eynæfis}, þar er heitir Englanes. Siglðu vér til snerru sex dægr, áðr lið felli; áttum {messu odda} við uppruna sólar. Valþjófr varð hníga í styr fyr sverðum várum.

We hewed with the sword. I heard that they lay in hundreds on {the skis of Eynæfir <sea-king>} [SHIPS] at the place named Englanes. We were sailing into battle for three days before the troop fell; we conducted {a chant of sword-points} [BATTLE] at the rising of the sun. Valþjófr had to fall in battle before our swords.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: H. Krákumál 11 (AI, 644; BI, 651); Skald I, 318; Rafn 1826, 10-11, 115-17, Pfeiffer 1860, 125, CPB II, 342, Wisén 1886-9, I, 63, Krm 1891, 226, Finnur Jónsson 1893b, 87-8, Finnur Jónsson 1905, 154.

sources

NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 80r - 80r (Ragn)  image  
AM 147 4° (147) 108r - 108r (Ragn)  image  image  
AM 6 folx (6x) 88r, 7 - 88r, 16 (Ragn)  image  
UppsUB R 702x (R702x) 30r - 30r  image  
Worm 1636 (LR) 208 - 208 (Krm)  image  
UppsUB R 693x (R693x) 9v - 9v  
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