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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, 743

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13 — Anon Krm 13VIII

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Krákumál 13’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 743.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi.
Heldum Lakkar tjöldum
hátt at Hildar leiki
fyrir Hjaðningavági.
Sjá knáttu þá seggir,
er sundruðum skjöldu
at hræsíldar hjaldri,
hjálm slitnaðan gotna.
Varat, sem bjarta brúði
í bing hjá sér leggja.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi. Heldum {tjöldum Lakkar} hátt at {leiki Hildar} fyrir Hjaðningavági. Seggir knáttu þá sjá hjálm gotna slitnaðan, er sundruðum skjöldu at hjaldri {hræsíldar}. Varat, sem leggja bjarta brúði í bing hjá sér.

We hewed with the sword. We held high {the canopies of Hlǫkk <valkyrie>} [SHIELDS] in {the game of Hildr <valkyrie>} [BATTLE] off Hjaðningavágr. Men could then see [many a] helmet of warriors broken when we sundered shields in the conflict {of the corpse-herring} [SPEAR]. It was not like placing a fair maiden in a bed beside one.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: H. Krákumál 13 (AI, 645; BI, 652); Skald I, 318; Rafn 1826, 12-13, 121-3, Pfeiffer 1860, 125, CPB II, 342, Wisén 1886-9, I, 64, Krm 1891, 226, Finnur Jónsson 1893b, 88, Finnur Jónsson 1905, 154; Ragn 1906-8, 187.

sources

NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 80r - 80r (Ragn)  image  
AM 147 4° (147) 108r - 108v (Ragn)  image  image  
AM 6 folx (6x) 88v, 3 - 88v, 12 (Ragn)  image  
UppsUB R 702x (R702x) 30r - 30r  image  
Worm 1636 (LR) 210 - 211 (Krm)  image  
UppsUB R 693x (R693x) 10v - 10v  
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