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Árni Gd 34IV

Árni ábóti Jónsson, Guðmundardrápa 34 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Árni Gd 34IV)

Árni ábóti JónssonGuðmundardrápa

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable. The following is taken from an old edition (Skj where relevant):

Búning átti byskup vænan
blíðr at hafa í guðligu stríði;
bitrligt sverð með hjálmi hǫrðum,
hraustan skjǫld ok brynju trausta;
spjót ok boga sem spora, ok skeyti,
spentar hosur, at fótum henta,
maðr er traustr á mjúkum hesti,
mátuligt beizl, þat er ek skal vátta.


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: Árni Jónsson ábóti, 1. Guðmundar drápa 34: AII, 418-19, BII, 449, Skald II, 246; NN § 3333 (ll. 5-6); Bps II, 209-10.


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