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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arngr Gd 12IV

Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, Guðmundardrápa 12 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Arngr Gd 12IV)

Arngrímr ábóti BrandssonGuðmundardrápa

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Brandr ǫðlaðiz blíðan enda,
byskupsdóm er helt með sóma,
æskiliga, með aldri rǫskum,
andláts tíð ok grǫpt enn fríða;
lofstyrkan kom lýðr ok klerkar
(ljóst mál er þat) hirði at kjósa;
greiddiz ór með góðum ráðum,
Guðmund hafa þeir allir fundit.


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 13: AII, 351, BII, 375, Skald II, 202; Biskupasögur 1858-78, II, 190, Isberg 1877, 33, 42, 56, Jón þorkelsson 1883, 102.


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