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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Bkrepp Magndr 9II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa 9’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 402-3.

Bjǫrn krepphendiMagnússdrápa

text and translation

Sanntíri laut sunnar
seggja kind und eggjar;
sigrgœðir réð síðan
snjallr Manverja falli.

Kind seggja laut und eggjar sunnar Sanntíri; {snjallr sigrgœðir} réð síðan falli Manverja.
‘The progeny of people bent beneath sword-blades south of Kintyre; the courageous victory-increaser [WARRIOR] then caused the fall of the Manxmen.

notes and context

As sts 5-8 above.

In the Hkr and H-Hr versions, the poet is named and sts 8/1-4 and 9 are given as one. Lines 1-2 are not recorded in Mork and F, where ll. 3-4 form a helmingr with st. 6/1-2 above.



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnúsdrápa 7/5-8: AI, 436, BI, 405-6, Skald I, 200; ÍF 28, 221 (Mberf ch. 9), E 1916, 118; Fms 7, 42-3 (Mberf ch. 20); Mork 1867, 143, Mork 1928-32, 316, Andersson and Gade 2000, 298, 485 (Mberf); F 1871, 269 (Mberf).


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