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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 26 June 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, 730

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7 — Anon Krm 7VIII

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Krákumál 7’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 730.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi.
Hátt grenjuðu rottar,
áðr en á Ullarakri
Eysteinn konungr felli.
Gengum gulli fáðir
grundar vals af bröndum
— rækyndill smaug rauðar
rítr — at hjálma móti.
Svíra virtr ór sárum
sveif of hjarna kleifar.

Hjuggu vér með hjörvi. Rottar grenjuðu hátt, áðr en Eysteinn konungr felli á Ullarakri. Gengum, fáðir gulli af {bröndum {grundar vals}}, at {móti hjálma}; {rækyndill} smaug rauðar rítr. {Virtr svíra} sveif ór sárum of {kleifar hjarna}.

We hewed with the sword. Swords roared loudly before King Eysteinn fell at Ullarakr. We proceeded to {a meeting of helmets} [BATTLE], decked with gold from {the flames {of the landing place of the falcon}} [ARM > GOLD RINGS]; {the corpse-candle} [SWORD] penetrated red shields. {The wort of the neck} [BLOOD] flowed from wounds over {the cliffs of the brain} [SHOULDERS].

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: H. Krákumál 7 (AI, 643; BI, 650); Skald I, 317, NN §1275; Rafn 1826, 6-7, 107-10, Pfeiffer 1860, 124, CPB II, 341, Wisén 1886-9, I, 63, Krm 1891, 226, Finnur Jónsson 1893b, 87, 165 Finnur Jónsson 1905, 153-4, Ragn 1906-8, 187.


NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 79v - 79v (Ragn)  image  
AM 147 4° (147) 108r - 108r (Ragn)  image  image  
AM 6 folx (6x) 87r, 16 - 87v, 2 (Ragn)  image  
UppsUB R 702x (R702x) 29v - 29v  image  
Worm 1636 (LR) 205 - 205 (Krm)  image  
UppsUB R 693x (R693x) 8r - 8r  
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