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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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EGils Guðv 15IV

Einarr Gilsson, Vísur um Guðmund biskup 15 — ed. Kirsten Wolf

Not published: do not cite (EGils Guðv 15IV)

Einarr GilssonVísur um Guðmund biskup

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

"Várir menn hafa særz at sǫnnu,
sǫnn veittuz ok lífspell mǫnnum,
bǫrðuz þeir fyr himna hirðis,
hirð léttanda, sǫnnum rétti;
lýða spýttu benjar blóði,
blóð synjaði andar þjóðum,
seggja flóði af hǫrðum hǫggum
hǫggvin ferð í sára dǫggu.


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: Einarr Gilsson, 2. Et hrynhent digt om Gudmund Arason 15: AII, 407, BII, 433, Skald II, 237, NN §3327; Jón Sigurðsson et al. 1858-78, II, 102.


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