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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arngr Gd 56IV

Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, Guðmundardrápa 56 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Arngr Gd 56IV)

Arngrímr ábóti BrandssonGuðmundardrápa

text and translation

The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable. The following is taken from an old edition (Skj where relevant):

Vélheptir gaf vísum krapti
vífi sýn, því er hlaut at rýna,
vetrum fyrr en væri betra
vel þrem tigum, ef rétt skal telja,
augun sín strauk opt í hreinu,
áðr batnaði, signdu vatni;
Kráka var þá ára eikin
áttatigi ok þriggja váttuð.


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: Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, 1. Guðmundar kvæði (drápa?) byskups 61: AII, 361, BII, 388, Skald II, 210; Biskupasögur 1858-78, II, 170 (l. 1), 200, Isberg 1877, 26-7, 40 (l. 1), 48, 79-80, Jón þorkelsson 1883, 103-4.


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