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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arngr Gd 14IV

Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, Guðmundardrápa 14 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Arngr Gd 14IV)

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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):

Lestir mæddi fárs í fǫstum
fagran aldr ok bæna-haldi,
mæta sýndi miskunn ýtum
meinabrjótr í dæmum hreinum;
mjúklátum var mǫnnum veitinn,
mildr ok blíðr, en grimmr við stríða,
rétta vildi hann ranga háttu
(rann frægð af því) undirmanna.


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 16: AII, 351-2, BII, 376, Skald II, 203; Biskupasögur 1858-78, II, 53-4, 190, Isberg 1877, 34, 43, 56-7.


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