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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.

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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, 734

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9 — Anon Krm 9VIII

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Krákumál 9’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 734.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi.
Háðum rendr í dreyra,
þá er benstara bræddum
fyr Borgundarhólmi.
Hreggský slituz hringa;
hratt álmr af sér málmi;
Völnir fell at vígi;
varat einn konungr meiri.
Val rak vítt of strandir;
vargr fagnaði tafni.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi. Háðum rendr í dreyra, þá er bræddum {benstara} fyr Borgundarhólmi. {Hreggský hringa} slituz; álmr hratt af sér málmi; Völnir fell at vígi; varat einn konungr meiri. Val rak vítt of strandir; vargr fagnaði tafni.

We hewed with the sword. We steeped shields in blood when we fed {the wound-starling} [RAVEN/EAGLE] off Bornholm. {Storm-clouds of swords} [SHIELDS] were destroyed; the bow thrust forth metal; Vǫlnir fell in the battle; not a single king was greater. The slain were scattered far and wide over the beaches; the wolf rejoiced in its prey.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: H. Krákumál 9 (AI, 643-4; BI, 651);  Skald I, 317; Rafn 1826, 8-9, 112-14, Pfeiffer 1860, 125, CPB II, 342, Wisén 1886-9, I, 63, Krm 1891, 226, Finnur Jónsson 1893b, 87, Finnur Jónsson 1905, 154, Ragn 1906-8, 187.

sources

NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 79v - 79v (Ragn)  image  
AM 147 4° (147) 108r - 108r (Ragn)  image  image  
AM 6 folx (6x) 87v, 15 - 87v, 24 (Ragn)  image  
UppsUB R 702x (R702x) 29v - 30r  image  
Worm 1636 (LR) 206 - 206 (Krm)  image  
UppsUB R 693x (R693x) 8v - 8v  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated