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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Árni Gd 56IV

Árni ábóti Jónsson, Guðmundardrápa 56 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Árni Gd 56IV)

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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):

Heitust ást við himna gæti
hjartanu veitti styrk svá bjartan,
aldri stǫkkk hans fótr á foldu
furðu réttr af boðorða stéttum;
rǫðuls brautar má réttliga heita
riddari frækn ok góður læknir
mildings slíkur maðr, er aldri
mæddi stríð, en hjǫrtun græddi.


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 56: AII, 423-4, BII, 455, Skald II, 249-50, NN §§2631, Metr §23; Biskupa sögur 1858-78, II, 215.


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