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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arngr Gd 50IV

Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, Guðmundardrápa 50 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Arngr Gd 50IV)

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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):

Táknin ǫll, hvé lýði læknar
lofðungs vinr, þess stýrir tunglum,
engi fær þau talt með tungu,
tíðast maðr þótt lofgjǫrð smíði,
einkar hátt því at allar stéttir
Íslands vilja nú Guðmund prísa;
heita menn til Hóla gætis;
hann er lífgjafi sjúkra manna.


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 52: AII, 358-9, BII, 385, Skald II, 209; Biskupasögur 1858-78, II, 165 (l. 1), 199, Isberg 1877, 26, 40 (l. 1), 48, 76.


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