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Arngr Gd 1IV

Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, Guðmundardrápa 1 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Arngr Gd 1IV)

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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):

Ræsi heiðra ek lopts ens ljósa,
lífs stýranda fugla ok dýra,
jarðar gróðr þann er eykr ok fæðir
alla kind ok temprar vinda;
mæta sýni miskunn ýtum
mána valdr, svá at eigim vánir
(heilagr gefi þat hǫlda skýlir)
himinríkis ok sannrar líknar.


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 1: AII, 348, BII, 371-2, Skald II, 200; Biskupa sögur 1858-78, II, 187, Isberg 1877, 31, 41, 50-1.


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