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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VIII. Krákumál (Krm) - 29

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.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29 

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

SkP info: VIII, 764

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23 — Anon Krm 23VIII

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Krákumál 23’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 764.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi.
Hitt tel ek jafnt, at gangi
at samtogi sverða
sveinn í móti einum.
Hrøkkvi ei þegn fyrir þegni;
þat var drengs aðal lengi;
æ skal ástvinr meyja
einarðr í dyn sverða.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi. Hitt tel ek jafnt, at sveinn gangi í móti einum at {samtogi sverða}. Hrøkkvi ei þegn fyrir þegni; þat var lengi aðal drengs; {ástvinr meyja} skal æ einarðr í {dyn sverða}.

We hewed with the sword. This I consider fair, that one lad should go against another at {the drawing together of swords} [BATTLE]. One warrior should not give way to another; that was always the nature of a hero; {the dear friend of maidens} [LOVER] should always be resolute in {the din of swords} [BATTLE].

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: H. Krákumál 23 (AI, 647; BI, 654); Skald I, 320; Rafn 1826, 20-1, 142, Pfeiffer 1860, 126, CPB II, 344, Wisén 1886-9, I, 65, Krm 1891, 228, Finnur Jónsson 1893b, 90, Finnur Jónsson 1905, 156; Ragn 1906-8, 188.

sources

UppsUB R 702x (R702x) 31r - 31r (Ragn)  image  
AM 147 4° (147*) 108v - 108v [1-2] (Ragn)  image  image  
AM 147 4° (147*) 103r - 103r [2-10] (Ragn)  image  image  
AM 6 folx (6x) 90v, 6 - 90v, 15 (Ragn)  image  
Worm 1636 (LR) 220 - 221 (Krm)  image  
UppsUB R 693x (R693x) 15v - 15v  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated