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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arngr Gd 6IV

Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, Guðmundardrápa 6 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Arngr Gd 6IV)

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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):

Mæra vilda ek skuggsjá skýra
skrautvaxinnar dygða brautar
orðum, þann er ei gaf fyrðum
eptirdæmin glæpi at hepta;
hoskur bjargi oss Hóla-biskup,
hann er líf ok ván þurftarmanna,
Guðmundr fekk af guðdóms anda
grandleysis krapt lífs ok andar.


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 6: AII, 349-50, BII, 373, Skald II, 201, NN §§2622A, 2841; Biskupa sögur 1858-78 II, 188, Isberg 1877, 32, 41-2, 53.


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