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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, 772

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27 — Anon Krm 27VIII

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Krákumál 27’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 772.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi.
Harðla líðr at ævi:
grimt stendr grand af naðri;
góinn byggvir sal hjarta.
Væntum hins, at Viðris
vöndr í Ellu standi;
sonum mínum mun svella
sinn föður ráðinn verða.
Ei munu snarpir sveinar
sitt kyrt vera láta.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi. Líðr harðla at ævi: grimt grand stendr af naðri; góinn byggvir {sal hjarta}. Væntum hins, at {vöndr Viðris} standi í Ellu; mun svella sonum mínum föður sinn verða ráðinn. Snarpir sveinar munu ei láta sitt vera kyrt.

We hewed with the sword. My life is drawing very much to to its end: grim danger emanates from the serpent; the snake occupies {the hall of my heart} [BREAST]. We expect this, that {the staff of Viðrir <= Óðinn>} [SPEAR] will become lodged in Ella <Northumbrian king>; the slaying of their father will cause my sons’ hearts to swell with rage. Those bold boys will not let this concern of theirs rest.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: H. Krákumál 27 (AI, 648-9; BI, 655); Skald I, 320; Rafn 1826, 22-3, 148-50, Pfeiffer 1860, 127, CPB II, 344-5, Wisén 1886-9, I, 66, Krm 1891, 228, Finnur Jónsson 1893b, 90, Finnur Jónsson 1905, 156-7; 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, 21 - 91v, 5 (Ragn)  image  
Worm 1636 (LR) 224 - 225 (Krm)  image  
UppsUB R 693x (R693x) 17v - 17v  
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