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GSvert Hrafndr 8IV

Guðmundr Svertingsson, Hrafnsdrápa 8 — ed. Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir

Not published: do not cite (GSvert Hrafndr 8IV)

Guðmundr SvertingssonHrafnsdrápa

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Rymgœðis varð ráða
randar hóts at njóta
vitr, áðr vígslu gæti,
vegsmaðr, náit saðri;
kjólrennir fór kanna
kynfríðr at þat síðan,
trú þás tóksk með lýðum
tryggð, Háleygja byggðir.


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: Guðmundr Svertingsson, Hrafnsdrápa 8: AII, 48, BII, 57, Skald II, 34, NN §3079; Hrafn 1987, 23, 105, Hrafn 1967, 30, HrafnSt / Stu II 1988, 907, HrafnSt / GBpB / Bisk I, 1858, 564, Jón Þorkelsson 1872, 21.


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