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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arngr Gd 55IV

Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, Guðmundardrápa 55 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Arngr Gd 55IV)

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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):

Sínar lagði hendr en hreina
himins drottning á megni þrotna
Þrúði, náði hún þegar at fæða,
þráða, pilt at Jésú ráði;
braut hǫfðu þau bǫrr ok sæta
barn með sér, en hún vaknar, gjarna,
harðla skjótt, fyr heilsu veitta
hvítr sprakki réð báðum þakka.


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 58: AII, 360, BII, 387, Skald II, 210, NN §1511; Biskupasögur 1858-78, II, 168 (l. 1), 200, Isberg 1877, 26, 40 (l. 1), 48, 79.


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