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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, 774

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28 — Anon Krm 28VIII

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Krákumál 28’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 774.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi.
Hef ek fimm tigum sinna
fólkorrostur framðar
fleinþings boði ok eina.
Minnst hugða ek manna,
at mér vera skyldi
— ungr nam ek odd at rjóða —
annarr konungr fremri.
Oss munu æsir bjóða;
era sýtandi dauði.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi. Ek, {boði {fleinþings}}, hef framðar fólkorrostur fimm tigum sinna ok eina. Ek hugða minnst manna, at annarr konungr skyldi vera fremri mér; ungr namk at rjóða odd. Æsir munu bjóða oss; era sýtandi dauði.

We hewed with the sword. I, {the instigator {of the spear-assembly}} [BATTLE > WARRIOR], have conducted five times ten battles between peoples, and one more. I least of [all] people thought that another king would prove superior to me; I began at a young age to redden the sword-point. The gods will invite us; death is not to be feared.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: H. Krákumál 28 (AI, 649; BI, 655-6); Skald I, 320-1; Rafn 1826, 24-5, 150-1, Pfeiffer 1860, 127, CPB II, 345, Wisén 1886-9, I, 66, Krm 1891, 228, Finnur Jónsson 1893b, 90-1, Finnur Jónsson 1905, 157; 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) 91v, 6 - 91v, 15 (Ragn)  image  
Worm 1636 (LR) 225 - 226 (Krm)  image  
UppsUB R 693x (R693x) 18r - 18r  
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