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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, 770

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26 — Anon Krm 26VIII

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Krákumál 26’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 770.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi.
Hér mundu nú allir
burir Áslaugar bröndum
bitrum hildi vekja,
ef vandliga vissi
um viðfarar ossar,
hvé ófáir ormar
eitrfullir mik slíta.
Móðernis fekk ek mínum
mögum, svá at hjörtun dugðu.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi. Allir burir Áslaugar mundu nú vekja hildi hér bitrum bröndum, ef vissi vandliga um viðfarar ossar, hvé ófáir eitrfullir ormar slíta mik. Ek fekk mögum mínum móðernis, svá at hjörtun dugðu.

We hewed with the sword. All the sons of Áslaug would now start a battle here with sharp swords, if they knew fully about our treatment, how numerous poisonous snakes are tearing at me. I gave my sons such a mother that their hearts stood firm.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: H. Krákumál 26 (AI, 648; BI, 655); Skald I, 320; Rafn 1826, 22-23, 147-8, Pfeiffer 1860, 127, CPB II, 344, Wisén 1886-9, I, 65-6, Krm 1891, 228, Finnur Jónsson 1893b, 90, Finnur Jónsson 1905, 156; Ragn 1906-8, 189.


UppsUB R 702x (R702x) 31v - 31v (Ragn)  image  
AM 147 4° (147) 103r - 103r (Ragn)  image  image  
AM 6 folx (6x) 91r, 11 - 91r, 20 (Ragn)  image  
Worm 1636 (LR) 223 - 224 (Krm)  image  
UppsUB R 693x (R693x) 17r - 17r  
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