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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, ‘(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, 736

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10 — Anon Krm 10VIII

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Krákumál 10’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 736.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi.
Hildr var sýnt í vexti,
áðr Freyr konungr felli
í Flæmingjaveldi.
Náði blár at bíta
blóði smeltr í gyltan
Högna kufl at hjaldri
harðr bengrefill forðum.
Mær grét morginskæru
mörg, þá er tafn fekkz vörgum.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi. Hildr var sýnt í vexti, áðr Freyr konungr felli í Flæmingjaveldi. {Harðr, blár bengrefill}, smeltr blóði, náði forðum at bíta í {gyltan kufl Högna} at hjaldri. Mörg mær grét morginskæru, þá er tafn fekkz vörgum.

We hewed with the sword. The battle was clearly well advanced before King Freyr fell in the realm of the Flemings. {The tough, blue wound-digger} [SWORD], dripping with blood, succeeded long ago in biting into {the gilded cowl of Hǫgni <legendary hero>} [ARMOUR] in the conflict. Many a maiden wept early that morning, when prey was obtained for wolves.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: H. Krákumál 10 (AI, 644; BI, 651); Skald I, 318, NN §2275; Rafn 1826, 8-11, 114-15, Pfeiffer 1860, 125, CPB II, 342, Wisén 1886-9, I, 63, Krm 1891, 226, Finnur Jónsson 1893b, 87, 165, Finnur Jónsson 1905, 154.

sources

NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 79v - 80r (Ragn)  image  
AM 6 folx (6x) 87v, 25 - 88r, 6 (Ragn)  image  
UppsUB R 702x (R702x) 30r - 30r  image  
Worm 1636 (LR) 207 - 207 (Krm)  image  
UppsUB R 693x (R693x) 9r - 9r  
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