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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
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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.

Mss: (597v), 39(34va), E(33v), J2ˣ(310v), 42ˣ(11r) (Hkr); H(88v), Hr(61rb) (H-Hr); Mork(23r) (Mork, ll. 3-4); F(58rb) (ll. 3-4)

Readings: [1] Sann‑: so 39, ‘Sa‑’ Kˣ, H, ‘sa‑’ E, J2ˣ, 42ˣ, H;    ‑tíri: ‘‑tir’ 39, ‘tírís’ H, Hr;    laut sunnar: hné sveitar H, Hr;    sunnar: sunnan 42ˣ    [3] ‑gœðir: ‘‑greþir’ 42ˣ    [4] Man‑: mann‑ 39, H, Mork, mun‑ J2ˣ;    falli: ‘fialli’ 42ˣ

Editions: Skj AI, 436, Skj 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).

Context: As sts 5-8 above.

Notes: [All]: 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. — [1] Sanntíri ‘Kintyre’: The prose texts render the p. n. as Saltíri (, 39) or Sátíri (all others). It is not clear whether Saltíri had a long or a short a in ON (Sáltíri?; see ÍF 12, 224 n. 2). The OIr. form of the word was Sáltíre ‘headland’, MIr. Ceantíre (ÍF 12, 224 n. 2; AEW: Santíri). Sanntíri (corresponding to the MIr. rather than to the OIr. form) is confirmed by the internal rhyme -ann- : -unn-. Sanntír in 39 must have been caused by the scribe’s attempt to restore the internal rhyme, because the prose text gives Saltíri. That is also the case in H-Hr, where Sátíris hné sveitar restores the internal rhyme (see Louis-Jensen 1977, 153), but this change produces an awkward reading: kind seggja Sátíris hné und eggjar sveitar ‘the progeny of Kintyre’s people sank down beneath the troop’s sword-blades’ (ll. 1-2).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Fms = Sveinbjörn Egilsson et al., eds. 1825-37. Fornmanna sögur eptir gömlum handritum útgefnar að tilhlutun hins norræna fornfræða fèlags. 12 vols. Copenhagen: Popp.
  3. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. AEW = Vries, Jan de. 1962. Altnordisches etymologisches Wörterbuch. 2nd rev. edn. Rpt. 1977. Leiden: Brill.
  5. Andersson, Theodore M. and Kari Ellen Gade, trans. 2000. Morkinskinna: The Earliest Icelandic Chronicle of the Norwegian Kings (1030-1157). Islandica 51. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.
  6. Louis-Jensen, Jonna. 1977. Kongesagastudier: Kompilationen Hulda-Hrokkinskinna. BA 32. Copenhagen: Reitzel.
  7. Mork 1928-32 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1928-32. Morkinskinna. SUGNL 53. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  8. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  9. F 1871 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1871. Fríssbók: Codex Frisianus. En samling af norske konge-sagaer. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  10. E 1916 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1916. Eirspennill: AM 47 fol. Nóregs konunga sǫgur: Magnús góði – Hákon gamli. Kristiania (Oslo): Den norske historiske kildeskriftskommission.
  11. ÍF 12 = Brennu-Njáls saga. Ed. Einar Ólafur Sveinsson. 1954.
  12. Mork 1867 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1867. Morkinskinna: Pergamentsbog fra første halvdel af det trettende aarhundrede. Indeholdende en af de ældste optegnelser af norske kongesagaer. Oslo: Bentzen.
  13. Internal references
  14. (forthcoming), ‘ Unattributed, Heimskringla’ 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, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=4> (accessed 25 September 2021)
  15. (forthcoming), ‘ Unattributed, Hulda-Hrokkinskinna’ 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, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=84> (accessed 25 September 2021)
  16. (forthcoming), ‘ Heimskringla, Magnúss saga berfœtts’ 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, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=144> (accessed 25 September 2021)
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