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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, 720

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2 — Anon Krm 2VIII

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Krákumál 2’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 720.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi.
Heldr var ek ungr, þá er skífðum
austr í Eyrasundi
undurn frekum vargi,
ok fótgulum fugli
fengu vér, þar er sungu
við háseymða hjálma
hörð járn, mikils verðar.
Allr var ægir sollinn;
óð rafn í valblóði.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi. Ek var heldr ungr, þá er skífðum frekum vargi undurn austr í Eyrasundi ok fengu vér fótgulum fugli mikils verðar, þar er hörð járn sungu við háseymða hjálma. Allr ægir var sollinn; rafn óð í valblóði.

We hewed with the sword. I was very young when we chopped up a breakfast for the greedy wolf east in the Øresund, and we provided a massive meal for the yellow-footed bird where tough swords sang on rivet-studded helmets. All the sea was troubled; the raven waded in corpse-blood.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: H. Krákumál 2 (AI, 641-2; BI, 649); Skald I, 316; Rafn 1826, 2-3, 95-8, Pfeiffer 1860, 124, CPB II, 341, Wisén 1886-9, I, 62, Krm 1891, 225, Finnur Jónsson 1893b, 86, Finnur Jónsson 1905, 153.


NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 79r - 79r (Ragn)  image  
AM 6 folx (6x) 86r, 11 - 86r, 20 (Ragn)  image  
UppsUB R 702x (R702x) 29r - 29r  image  
Worm 1636 (LR) 198 - 199 (Krm)  image  
UppsUB R 693x (R693x) 5r - 5r  
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