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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arngr Gd 53IV

Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, Guðmundardrápa 53 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Arngr Gd 53IV)

Arngrímr ábóti BrandssonGuðmundardrápa

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Vægja hlýtr fyr valdi mætu
várs byskups (hann græðir sára)
sjálf náttúran, sett af hilmi
sunnu stóls, þess er ríkti at Hólum;
almáttigr því at Jésús veitir
(undrlaust er þat) bæn Guðmundi;
skepnan ǫll verðr skyld at halda
(skil ek gjǫrla þat) sínum vilja.


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 56: AII, 360, BII, 386, Skald II, 209-10, NN §1497; Biskupasögur 1858-78, II, 180 (l. 1), 199-200, Isberg 1877, 27-8, 40 (l. 1), 48, 78.


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