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Árni Gd 26IV

Árni ábóti Jónsson, Guðmundardrápa 26 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Árni Gd 26IV)

Árni ábóti JónssonGuðmundardrápa

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Vígði þenna valinn at dygðum
virðuligastan klerka hirði
erkibyskup ítr ok styrkti
Eiríkr, hans var gipta at meiri;
bátrinn fekk nú blessaðs Pétrí,
(bjǫrt) ljósan (þat kristni glósaz)
nýr, hǫlda sem nefnda ek fyrri,
niðjum, stjórnarmann enn þriðja.


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: Árni Jónsson ábóti, 1. Guðmundar drápa 26: AII, 417, BII, 447, Skald II, 244, NN § 1559 (ll. 5-8); Bps II, 207-8.


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