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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 29 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, 732

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8 — Anon Krm 8VIII

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Krákumál 8’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 732.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi.
Hafa gátu þá rafnar
fyrir Inndyriseyju
ærna bráð at slíta.
Fengum fálu hestum
fullan verð at sinni
— ilt var eins at gæta —
með uppruna sólar.
Strenghömlur sá ek stíga;
stökk málmr á skör hjálmi.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi. Þá gátu rafnar hafa ærna bráð at slíta fyrir Inndyriseyju. Fengum {hestum fálu} fullan verð at sinni með uppruna sólar; ilt var at gæta eins. Ek sá {strenghömlur} stíga; málmr stökk á skör hjálmi.

We hewed with the sword. Ravens then obtained plenty of flesh to tear off Inndyrisey. We provided {horses of the giantess} [WOLVES] with a full meal on that occasion at the rising of the sun; it was hard to keep track of individuals. I saw {bow-stringsticks} [ARROWS] ascending; metal leapt at rim of helmet.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: H. Krákumál 8 (AI, 643; BI, 650-1); Skald I, 317; Rafn 1826, 8-9, 110-12, Pfeiffer 1860, 124-5, CPB II, 341-2, Wisén 1886-9, I, 63, Krm 1891, 226, Finnur Jónsson 1893b, 87, 165, Finnur Jónsson 1905, 154, Ragn 1906-8, 187.


NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 79v - 79v (Ragn)  image  
AM 147 4° (147*) 108r - 108r [1-7] (Ragn)  image  image  
AM 147 4° (147*) 108r - 108v [7-8] (Ragn)  image  image  
AM 6 folx (6x) 87v, 3 - 87v, 12 (Ragn)  image  
UppsUB R 702x (R702x) 29v - 29v  image  
Worm 1636 (LR) 203 - 204 (Krm)  image  
UppsUB R 693x (R693x) 7v - 7v  
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