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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, 755

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19 — Anon Krm 19VIII

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Krákumál 19’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 755.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi.
Háðum sverðs at morni
leik fyr Lindiseyri
við lofðunga þrenna.
Fár átti því fagna
— fell margr í gin vargi —
— haukr sleit hold með úlfi —
at heill þaðan kæmi.
Íra blóð í ægi
ærit fell um skæru.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi. Háðum {leik sverðs} at morni við þrenna lofðunga fyr Lindiseyri. Fár átti fagna því, at kæmi heill þaðan; margr fell í gin vargi; haukr sleit hold með úlfi. Ærit blóð Íra fell í ægi um skæru.

We hewed with the sword. We engaged in {the game of the sword} [BATTLE] in the morning with three chieftains off Lindiseyrr. Hardly anyone could rejoice that he came back from there unharmed; many a man fell into the wolf’s gaping mouth; the hawk, along with the wolf, tore flesh. Abundant blood of the Irish flowed into the sea during the battle.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: H. Krákumál 19 (AI, 646; BI, 653); Skald I, 319; Rafn 1826, 16-17, 134-5, Pfeiffer 1860, 126, CPB II, 343, Wisén1886-9, I, 64-5, Krm 1891, 227, Finnur Jónsson 1893b, 89, 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) 90r, 1 - 90r, 10 (Ragn)  image  
UppsUB R 702x (R702x) 31r - 31r  image  
Worm 1636 (LR) 217 - 218 (Krm)  image  
UppsUB R 693x (R693x) 14r - 14r  
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