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Árni Gd 35IV

Árni ábóti Jónsson, Guðmundardrápa 35 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Árni Gd 35IV)

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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):

Guðs orð líkir glósan sverði,
gilda trú enum sterka skildi,
blessaða ást fyr brynju trausta,
bjartlig ván sem hjálmur skartar,
bitrligt spjót fyr bænir mætar,
brynhosa þrǫng fyr helgar gǫngur,
heit vel sendir hjarta skeyti
hverr sá maðr er lærir aðra.


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 35: AII, 419, BII, 449-50, Skald II, 246; Biskupa sögur 1858-78, II, 210.


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