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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arngr Gd 42IV

Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, Guðmundardrápa 42 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Arngr Gd 42IV)

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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):

Bergr ábóti hefir birtan margan
byskups heiðr í máli greiðu;
inna réð hann allar sannar
jarteinir hans mjúku hjarta;
eigi er veitt at víða hittiz
(vandi er slíkt) í þessu landi
tungan nein, at svá muni syngja
sanna dýrð af einum manni.


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 44: AII, 357, BII, 383, Skald II, 208; Biskupasögur 1858-78, II, 184 (l. 1), 197, Isberg 1877, 30, 39 (ll. 1-2), 46-7, 71-2.


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