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Árni Gd 3IV

Árni ábóti Jónsson, Guðmundardrápa 3 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Árni Gd 3IV)

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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):

Heiður vár ok mjúkust móðir,
megindrotningin himins ok gotna,
hǫfuðmeistari á hvers kyns listir,
hófsamligast ef vildeg prófa,
kendu mér at velja ok vanda
veglig orð, með stuðlum skorðuð,
þýðr at mætti þann veg heiðraz
þinn ástvinr af tungu minni.


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 3: AII, 412, BII, 441, Skald II, 240-41; Biskupa sögur 1858-78, II, 202.


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