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Arngr Gd 25IV

Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, Guðmundardrápa 25 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Arngr Gd 25IV)

Arngrímr ábóti BrandssonGuðmundardrápa

text and translation

The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Frétt hefir ǫld, at flagðit sótti
frjóvan mann, en pínir annan,
yfrit stórum jarðar hári
á kǫstuðuz þau með lǫstum;
fjandinn vilti fýst með blindi,
fekk hann mót staðit síðr en ekki;
signaz skyldu seggir hygnir;
Selkolla lék þá til heljar.


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 27: AII, 353-4, BII, 378-9, Skald II, 205; Biskupasögur 1858-78, II, 193, Isberg 1877, 36, 44, 60-2.


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