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EGils Guðv 8IV

Einarr Gilsson, Vísur um Guðmund biskup 8 — ed. Kirsten Wolf

Not published: do not cite (EGils Guðv 8IV)

Einarr GilssonVísur um Guðmund biskup

text and translation

The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Þórir frétti af stilling stýri
stýrilátan hafnar fýris :
"hvárt vígir þú bekki bauga
baugs leitǫndum marga veitir?";
mætr svaraði auða ýtir
ýta sætti harðla nýtum :
"eigi er greitt, kvað lýta lægir,
lægir víns, um sǫngva mína.


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 8: AII, 405-6, BII, 431, Skald II, 236, NN §1513; Jón Sigurðsson et al. 1858-78, II, 101.


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