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Anon Krm 9VIII

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.

Anonymous PoemsKrákumál
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Hjoggum vér með hjǫrvi.
Hôðum rendr í dreyra,
þás benstara bræddum
fyr Borgundarholmi;
hreggský slitusk hringa,
hratt almr af sér malmi;
Vǫlnir fell at vígi,
vasat einn konungr meiri;
val rak vítt of strandir,
vargr fagnaði tafni.

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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: 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.

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