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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, ‘ Anonymous, Krákumál’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 706. <> (accessed 28 May 2022)

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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, 751

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17 — Anon Krm 17VIII

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Krákumál 17’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 751.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi.
Hundmargan sá ek falla
morginstund fyrir mæki
mann í odda sennu.
Syni mínum hneit snimma
slíðra þorn við hjarta;
Egill lét Agnar ræntan
óblauðan hal lífi.
Glumði geirr við Hamðis
gránserk; bliku merki.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi. Ek sá hundmargan mann falla fyrir mæki morginstund í {sennu odda}. {Þorn slíðra} hneit snimma við hjarta syni mínum; Egill lét ræntan Agnar, óblauðan hal, lífi. Geirr glumði við {gránserk Hamðis}; merki bliku.

We hewed with the sword. I saw very many a man fall before the sword at morning-time in {the quarrel of weapon-points} [BATTLE]. {The thorn of scabbards} [SWORD] struck early at the heart of my son; Egill caused Agnarr, an uncowardly man, to be deprived of life. The spear resounded against {the grey shirt of Hamðir <legendary hero>} [MAIL-COAT]; banners gleamed.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: H. Krákumál 17 (AI, 646; BI, 653); Skald I, 319, NN §2309A; Rafn 1826, 14-15, 130-1, Pfeiffer 1860, 126, CPB II, 343, Wisén 1886-9, I, 64, Krm 1891, 227, Finnur Jónsson 1893b, 88-9, Finnur Jónsson 1905, 155; Ragn 1906-8, 188.


NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 80v - 80v (Ragn)  image  
AM 147 4° (147) 108v - 108v (Ragn)  image  image  
AM 6 folx (6x) 89r, 21 - 89v, 6 (Ragn)  image  
UppsUB R 702x (R702x) 30v - 30v  image  
Worm 1636 (LR) 214 - 215 (Krm)  image  
UppsUB R 693x (R693x) 12v - 12v  
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