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Arngr Gd 17IV

Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, Guðmundardrápa 17 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Arngr Gd 17IV)

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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):

Hríðin gjǫrðiz hǫrð, er óðu
hermenn saman flokkum tvennum;
byskup bauð at bragnar rǫskvir
berðiz ei með hvǫssum sverðum;
þreyttir gengu saman á sléttu
(svá er Víðines kallat) síðan;
kvíða mátti hann krǫppum dauða;
Kolbeini varð grand at steini.


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 19: AII, 352, BII, 376-7, Skald II, 203; Biskupasögur 1858-78, II, 191, Isberg 1877, 34-5, 43, 58.


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