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Edith Marold (ed.) 2017, ‘Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, Poem about Gizurr gullbrárskáld 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 254.

Hofgarða-Refr GestssonPoem about Gizurr gullbrárskáld

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Einn háði gný Gunnar
(gall bál Hôars) stála
rimmu askr við rǫskva
regndjarfr tváa þegna;
dalsteypir hjó Draupnis
dǫgg-Frey bana-hǫggvi
(hann rauð járn), en annan
ár strauma, vann sáran.


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: Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, 2. Et digt om Gizurr Gullbrárskáld 1: AI, 319, BI, 295, Skald I, 150, NN §§784, 839; Hkr 1893-1901, II, 491, IV, 168-9, ÍF 27, 382 (ÓH ch. 227); ÓH 1941, I, 572 (ch. 225), Flat 1860-8, II, 355.


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