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Árni Gd 42IV

Árni ábóti Jónsson, Guðmundardrápa 42 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Árni Gd 42IV)

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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):

Æsiliga tók grimd at geysa,
griðníðingar þorðu stríða
fláráðir við fǫður ok móður,
flærða meistarinn slíka lærði;
hvárki réð at hlífa kirkjum
hǫrðust ǫld né þeira gjǫrðum,
ræntu klaustr en píndu presta,
plágur holdsins klerkar þágu.


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 42: AII, 420, BII, 451, Skald II, 247; NN § 1560; Bps II, 211.


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