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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arngr Gd 45IV

Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, Guðmundardrápa 45 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Arngr Gd 45IV)

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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):

Cedrús fekk, svá at endaz ekki,
allar fjórar dygðir stórar,
eina þá, sem ei má fúna,
ilman helz þótt viðrinn eldiz;
feitin drepr með magni mætu
maðka þá er í sárum spraðka;
ormar flýja eitri fermdir
(eflaust er þat) sætleik traustan.


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 47: AII, 357-8, BII, 384, Skald II, 208; Biskupasögur 1858-78, II, 184 (l. 1), 197-8, Isberg 1877, 29, 40 (l. 1), 47, 74.


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