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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arngr Gd 37IV

Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, Guðmundardrápa 37 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Arngr Gd 37IV)

Arngrímr ábóti BrandssonGuðmundardrápa

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Heim skundaði hyggju geymir,
hrósa mátti hann sigri ljósum;
ónáðir fekk ærnar síðan
(ungligt var þat) af Sturlungum;
snillingrinn þolir snarr um alla
sína ævi líkams pínu,
hónum aukaðiz hár af slíku
(handvíst er þat) verðleikr andar.


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: Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, 1. Guðmundar kvæði (drápa?) byskups 39: AII, 356, BII, 382, Skald II, 207; Biskupasögur 1858-78 II, 195-6, Isberg 1877, 38, 46, 70.


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