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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arngr Gd 3IV

Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, Guðmundardrápa 3 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Arngr Gd 3IV)

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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):

Vendi ljóst þú, vǫldugr andi,
(vilda ek þiggja þat, himna tiggi)
harðan stein, sem hǫlkni er orðinn
harða líkr, í minnis garði,
svá at renni oss rétt at sǫnnu
ramlig tár við iðran sára,
glæpa-full en gjǫrvǫll skrípi
gangi á braut, fyr sorgar þrautir.


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 3: AII, 349, BII, 372, Skald II, 201, NN §3301; Biskupa sögur 1858-78, II, 188, Isberg 1877, 32, 41, 52.


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