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Kálfr Hallsson (Kálf)

14th century; volume 7; ed. Kirsten Wolf;

Kátrínardrápa (Kátr) - 51

not in Skj

The name of the poet of Kátrínardrápa can be deduced from sts 1, 49 and 51 as Kálfr Hallsson (Kálfr would have been Kálfur in C14th). In st. 1/8 he describes himself as ‘the son of Hallur’ (arfi Halls) and at the end of the poem gives his name in both Icelandic (Kálfr [= ‘calf’] 49/1) and Lat. (Vitulus [= Kálfur] 51/3) and says he is now a monk (frater, st. 51/4). The implication of sts 45-51 is that Kálfr had previously led a sinful secular life, but this may be stereotypical self-deprecation. The Lat. phrase Vítulus vátes ‘the poet Kálfr’ by which the poet refers to himself in st. 51/3-4 also appears in Völsungs rímur hins óborna and this has led some scholars to propose that Kálfr Hallsson was the author of both poems (see Note to st. 51). Nothing is known of Kálfr’s monastic affiliation nor his precise dates, though the mid-C14th seems a likely floruit (Vésteinn Ólason 1993, 316).

Kátrínardrápa (‘Drápa about S. Catherine’) — Kálf KátrVII

Kirsten Wolf 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 931-64.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa (AII, 516-26, BII, 569-82)

SkP info: VII, 931-64

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1 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 1 [Vol. 7, 932-3] — Kálf Kátr 1VII

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Drottin gef þú dýrr at ek mætta
dæmistóls í hróðri sæma
alhreinasta ambátt þína,
Jésús Kristr, af mærðar húsi;
þar næst beiði milda móður
mána þengils frægs ok engla
ek nú hljóðs, at oss skuli mýkja
orða hall svá stirðni valla.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 1 (AII, 516-17; BII, 569); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 1032x, 399a-bx, 444x, 713, 920x
 
2 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 2 [Vol. 7, 933] — Kálf Kátr 2VII

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Orð tem mér sá er skjǫldung skírði
skýja tjalls ok spámenn allir,
prófetar Krists ok postular mæstir,
pínuð drótt með eldi ok sóttum,
frægar bið ek at mér ljái meyjar
mælsku gnótt, þá er efldi dróttinn,
ǫll sveit styrki engla stillis
óðsemjanda drápu at fremja.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 2 (AII, 517; BII, 569); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 444x, 713, 920x
 
3 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 3 [Vol. 7, 934] — Kálf Kátr 3VII

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- - - - - -
drottin lýðs, er guðs son þýðiz,
inna skal þá elda spennir
eyja hrings frá helgri meyju;
Kátrín frá ek at konungs jóð héti
kostum prýdd, en góð verk þýddiz,
veglig jungfrú var hún ok tígin,
vitr ok fróð at ǫllu góðu.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 3 (AII, 415; BII, 569-70); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
4 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 4 [Vol. 7, 934-5] — Kálf Kátr 4VII

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Kæna setti Kostí dóttur,
kunni hún ung at mæla tungur
allar þær, til bóknáms báru
Baldur eims, er gengu í heimi;
ástar-gjǫrn hefir allar listir
ambátt himna drottins framdar,
fegri var sjá en flestar meyjar
falda Þrúðr ok hátta-prúðust.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 4 (AII, 517; BII, 570); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
5 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 5 [Vol. 7, 935] — Kálf Kátr 5VII

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Alexandría hét borg sú, er brendra
bauga Hlín með frændum sínum
stǫdd var í, þá er margar mæddu
mótgjǫrðirnar líkam snótar;
odda flaums réð ǫllum heimi,
ek nefni svá keisarann, stefnir,
Maxencíús lét meizlur vinna
Máríu sonar er þrælar váru.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 5 (AII, 517; BII, 570); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
6 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 6 [Vol. 7, 936] — Kálf Kátr 6VII

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Blótin vildi bragningr láta
beldinn efla í sínu veldi
hvern þann brjót, er af honum girniz
heiðr at þiggja, orma leiðar;
afarkostum lét ýtendr rastar
alla sæta skeljungs fjalla
glæstrar rekkju, ef gjǫra ei treystaz,
glóða hreytir, Þór eða Óðni.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 6 (AII, 517-18; BII, 570); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
7 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 7 [Vol. 7, 936-7] — Kálf Kátr 7VII

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Mærin gekk fyr málma skýran
mæt fremjanda spekt at temja,
heilug gerði hilmi skorða
hrannar báls at kveðja þannveg:
„dýrka þú aldri djǫful með verki,
dǫglings niðr, eða bænum fǫgrum,
léttu at blóta lýða ættir,
laga greinir, kvað mærin hreina.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 7 (AII, 518; BII, 571); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
8 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 8 [Vol. 7, 937] — Kálf Kátr 8VII

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Undraz þarftu ei hofit með hǫndum,
heilug mær talar slíkt við deili,
heldur líttu á himin ok ǫldu,
hrannar báls, ok sól, gjǫrt manna;
þjóðar, hygg at þessu smíði
þengils, fylkir, helgra engla;
mildingr skrýddi mána foldar
mannligu holdi guðdóm sannan.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 8 (AII, 518; BII, 571); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
9 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 9 [Vol. 7, 937-8] — Kálf Kátr 9VII

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Segi ek þér at frá Máríu meyju
mildingr frægur beraz lét hingat;
tel ek at svá lét tiggi sólar
tírar-gjarn í Jórdán skíraz;
sjálfráður á sik tók dauða,
sára písl fyr glæpi vára;
týndr var heimr af tálum fjanda,
treystir fekk hann guðdóms leystan.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 9 (AII, 518; BII, 571); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
10 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 10 [Vol. 7, 938] — Kálf Kátr 10VII

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Jésús Kristr er drottin drotna,
dýrka þú hann, kvað falda Nanna,
fǫður ok son bið frá þér leiða
fjandans tál ok helgan anda;
skíraz láttu, skatna stýrir,
skorð mælti þat vizku borða,
leyndar skaltu lýsa syndir
lærðri sveit, en kasta flærðum.“

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 10 (AII, 518; BII, 571-2); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
11 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 11 [Vol. 7, 938-9] — Kálf Kátr 11VII

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Stillir frétti hljóði hvellu
hafnar glóða eik at nafni;
fljóðit gjǫrði at birta bæði
baugs veitanda ætt ok heiti;
síðan spurði siklingr Þrúði
sævar bála, sneldr í mála:
„hvárt ætlar þú, hranna kertis,
hilmi, skorð, at sigra orðum?

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 11 (AII, 518-19; BII, 572); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
12 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 12 [Vol. 7, 939] — Kálf Kátr 12VII

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Einráðit hefi ek at orðum þínum
ekki trúi ek né mínir rekkar“;
þannig mælti hvítra hjalta
hrístir reiðr við fljóðit kristit;
fimm tigu valdi Freyju hǫlda
fannar lófa spekt at prófa,
eigandi við ambátt fræga
engla dýrðar - - - þengils.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 12 (AII, 519; BII, 572); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
13 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 13 [Vol. 7, 940] — Kálf Kátr 13VII

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Heilug rǫdd tók hátt at mæla
harðla dýr við meyna skýra:
„Kátrín vit þú at guðdóms gætir
gistir bjartr í þínu hjarta;
hræz þú eigi, Hǫrn en bezta,
heiðna spekinga, orma leiðar;
unnar leið þú elda Nanna
alla þá til minnar hallar“.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 13 (AII, 519; BII, 572); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
14 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 14 [Vol. 7, 940-1] — Kálf Kátr 14VII

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Meistarliga vann mentir leystar
mærin, glǫdd af himna rǫddu,
allar þær, er ǫflgir þollar
ǫglis stéttar hána fréttu;
spektarlauss bað spekinga þessa
spennir málms í eldi brenna
réttvís mærin, ræsir þótti
reiðuligr, þann hvern er sigrar.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 14 (AII, 519; BII, 572-3); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
15 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 15 [Vol. 7, 941] — Kálf Kátr 15VII

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Vitrir báðu vella Þrúði
vargfæðendur þá at bjarga
sál ok ǫnd við svælum fjanda:
„sætt oss við guð Jákóbs ættar“;
Kátrín tjáði Krists fyr lýðum
kraptaverk ok dýrðir sterkar;
eigendr tóku iðran fagra
ǫglis túns af dæmum fǫgrum.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 15 (AII, 519; BII, 573); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
16 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 16 [Vol. 7, 942] — Kálf Kátr 16VII

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Bragnar létu í báli heitu
blessat líf, en fór með vífi
lík heilug í láði at hylja
lýða sveit með allri prýði;
hárit kunni ei heldr at brenna
hrannar bliks á viðum en annat;
ýtendr lofuðu engla gæti
ǫldu fress af tákni þessu.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 16 (AII, 519-20; BII, 573); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
17 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 17 [Vol. 7, 942-3] — Kálf Kátr 17VII

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Heyr þú, blessaðr himna dýrðar,
heita skal ek nú á þik, veitir,
græðari minn ok guðdóms spennir,
gef mér viðkvæmilig orð til stefja.
[stev] Stendr ok sitr til hægri handar
heilug Máría aldar deili;
mildingr skípar nú mána foldar
mæstr Kátrínu henni et næsta.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 17 (AII, 520; BII, 573); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
18 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 18 [Vol. 7, 943] — Kálf Kátr 18VII

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Hilmir segi ek at hugðiz tæla
himna gætis ambátt mæta;
mýgir bauðz þá fljóði fǫgru
fannar lófa at eiginmanni;
„allir skulu, kvað odda spillir,
elda Lofn, í mínu veldi
heiðra þik sem helga gyðju,
hnyssings teigs, ef mik vill eiga“.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 18 (AII, 520; BII, 573-4); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
19 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 19 [Vol. 7, 943-4] — Kálf Kátr 19VII

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Kátrín sagðiz kóngi heitin
kraptafull þeim er alt gott skapti;
ǫllum neitti ófnis palla
orðum fylkis heilug skorða;
reiðir skipaði geima glóða
græðara heims at fletta klæðum
fyrðum sínum, fast at berja,
falda strǫnd, ok kvelja í bǫndum.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 19 (AII, 520; BII, 574); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
20 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 20 [Vol. 7, 944-5] — Kálf Kátr 20VII

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Berja frá ek stǫngum stórum
stillis rekka ljótrar villu
milda ambátt mána foldar
mildings frægs ok vǫndum gildum;
blóðit flaut af búki hvítum
bragnings meyjar sólar vagna;
síðan byrgðu seggir heiðnir
svanna guðs í myrku ranni.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 20 (AII, 520; BII, 574); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
21 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 21 [Vol. 7, 945] — Kálf Kátr 21VII

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Drottin sæll réð dregla þellu
dæmistóls með táknum sæma;
fæddiz henni ei fyrr né síðar
fróðari mær, nema drottins móðir.
[Osv.]

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 21 (AII, 520-1; BII, 574); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
22 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 22 [Vol. 7, 945-6] — Kálf Kátr 22VII

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Keisarans tók kvón at fýsaz
Kátrínu at tjá iðran sína;
bragnar vísa at byrgðu húsi
bauga Hlǫkk á grímu dǫkkri;
brekku frá ek með brjósti klǫkku
beygja svá fyr helgri meyju,
háleit var þat henni sæla,
himna veldis, síka elda.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 22 (AII, 521; BII, 574-5); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
23 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 23 [Vol. 7, 946] — Kálf Kátr 23VII

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"Sættu mik við sólar drottin,
syndir játa ek þér með gráti,
giptu fyld ok guðdóms krapti
gǫfgust mær“, kvað hilmis kæra;
„trúðu á þann, er tók at smíða,
traust kalla ek þat, skepnu all,
Lofn guðvefs, en lǫstum hafna“;
limr mælti svá fylkis himna.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 23 (AII, 521; BII, 575); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
24 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 24 [Vol. 7, 946-7] — Kálf Kátr 24VII

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Drottins tjáði dýrsta háttu
dýrlig ambátt himna stýris,
Rínar báls svá at rǫngum greinum
Rist hafnaði, en játti Kristi;
síðan tǫluðu sætur báðar
sómlundaðar af góðu tómi
alla nótt um engla stillis
orð ok verk, þau er guðdóm merkja.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 24 (AII, 521; BII, 575); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
25 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 25 [Vol. 7, 947] — Kálf Kátr 25VII

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Skjǫldungr veitir skýja veldis
skírðum þjóðum alt et góða,
hjartanliga á himnum bjǫrtum
háleitr er Kristr Jésús sálum.
[Osv.]

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 25 (AII, 521; BII, 575); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
26 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 26 [Vol. 7, 947-8] — Kálf Kátr 26VII

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Riddari tók, sá er ræsis leiddi
ranns til myrkrs fyr gǫfgan svanna
eiginkván, af orðum Ságu
eiða linns at kasta heiðni;
ýtir sagðiz aldar gætis
elgs sólbyrðis meyju helgri
gilliga vafðr í glæpum ǫllum:
„guð Ísáks kenn mér at prísa“.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 26 (AII, 521; BII, 575-6); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
27 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 27 [Vol. 7, 948] — Kálf Kátr 27VII

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Kátrín beiddi hann Kristi játa
klǫkkvandi en neita fjanda:
„síðan tak þú synd at hrjóða
sims tínandi úr brjósti þínu,
einum skaltu í þrenning þjóna
þeim er skapti sól ok heima,
fǫður ok syni, ok ferðir lýða,
flóð ok land, ok helgum anda“.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 27 (AII, 521-2; BII, 576); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
28 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 28 [Vol. 7, 948-9] — Kálf Kátr 28VII

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Helga siðu tók drengr ok dólga
dúcentí í myrku húsi
lægis (var þat líkn) af fǫgrum
lístar-orðum bríma skorðu;
Porfiríús hét princeps þessi,
pells kendi þeim guðs-orð þella;
fleygir trúði sá fálka teiga
fannar hverr á drottin sannan.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 28 (AII, 522; BII, 576); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
29 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 29 [Vol. 7, 949] — Kálf Kátr 29VII

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Hrist fór þá með hreinu brjósti
hrings á braut ok málma Gautar;
ǫll leyfðu þau engla stilli
endalaust, sem guðs mær kendi.
[Osv.]

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 29 (AII, 522; BII, 576); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
30 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 30 [Vol. 7, 950] — Kálf Kátr 30VII

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Tólf daga lét tróðu elfar
tiggi elds í hǫptum liggja
bunna fast í byrgðu ranna,
bauð hann slíkt, áðr hún tók dauða;
sína hitti siklingr mána,
sannr lausnari allra manna,
ítarligr með engla sveitum
ambátt kæra ok ljósi skæru.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 30 (AII, 522; BII, 576-7); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
31 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 31 [Vol. 7, 950] — Kálf Kátr 31VII

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„Verð ertú, segir drottin dýrðar,
dyggust mær á himni at byggja,
laun skaltú fyr þrautir þínar
þiggja, slíkt kvað engla tiggi;
hræðaz þarftu ei hót né dauða
heiðins grams né mikla reiði;
sveitir ætla ek at senda á móti
sálu þinni engla minna.“

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 31 (AII, 522; BII, 577); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
32 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 32 [Vol. 7, 951] — Kálf Kátr 32VII

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Kátrín gjǫrðiz hress af heitum
hildings þess, er veitir mildi;
bæði girntiz bauga tróða
beiska nauð ok sáran dauða;
siklingr bauð til sín at leiða
sæta ambátt veraldar gætis,
bjartur skein, sem brynni af kerti,
bauga þellu geisli af augum.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 32 (AII, 522-3; BII, 577); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
33 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 33 [Vol. 7, 951-2] — Kálf Kátr 33VII

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Allir tóku at undraz þollar
ǫglis ness, er mærin þessi
skyldi svá með skæru holdi
skína mega fyr píslum sínum
[Osv.]

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 33 (AII, 523; BII, 577); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
34 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 34 [Vol. 7, 952] — Kálf Kátr 34VII

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Stef þau, er ek með stuðla knífi
smíðat hefi, mun verða at líða,
skjǫldungs er víst nú skýja veldis
slæmrinn gjǫrr um háleitt dæmi.
Ǫll hafði þá odda spillir
orðin sǫm við falda skorðu;
blóta fægir buaðz at eiga
bragnings meyju sólar vagna.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 34 (AII, 523; BII, 577-8); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
35 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 35 [Vol. 7, 953] — Kálf Kátr 35VII

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„Hygg at þú nú, heiðinn tíggi,
hæð mælti, sá ǫllu er æðri,
hvárn mundir þú eða heimsku gjarnan,
hafnar-ljósa, fyrri kjósa?“;
„heldur kjǫri ek, kvað hristir skjalda,
hverjum frægra en ǫllum lægra;
eigi skil ek, hví ǫðling Sága
elda síks hefir frétt at slíku“.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 35 (AII, 523; BII, 578); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
36 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 36 [Vol. 7, 953-4] — Kálf Kátr 36VII

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„Ǫllum hlutum er æðri ok sælli
Jésús Kristr, en fé ok listir
umgeypandi allrar skepnu
er veitandi manni hverjum,
hirðir blessar hinna dýrðar
hljómraddaðr á efsta dómi,
sunnudagr er þá, sínum mǫnnum“;
svá greinir þat mærin hreina.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 36 (AII, 523; BII, 578); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
37 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 37 [Vol. 7, 954] — Kálf Kátr 37VII

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Hirðiþǫll tók hans til orða
hyrjar flóðs ok réð at spyrja
(runnu tár um hvarma henni);
„hvess kunni þér meyna þessa?;
aldri hefir hún yðru veldi
unnit mein, svá þat megi greina;
grams unnarar gæzku sinnar
gjalda frá þér himna skjaldar“.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 37 (AII, 523-4; BII, 578); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
38 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 38 [Vol. 7, 954-5] — Kálf Kátr 38VII

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Æðin hljóp í plátu prýði,
pína bauð hann drotning sína,
brjóstin skáru blóta lystir
baugs spennandar lífs af henni;
tiggi lét þá tróðu hǫggva
tálgjarnastur Iðja mála;
sálin get ek at hennar hvíli
himna Krists í dýrðar-vistum.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 38 (AII, 523-4; BII, 578-9); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
39 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 39 [Vol. 7, 955-6] — Kálf Kátr 39VII

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Ýtir frá ek at efli blóta
Iðja raddar þann veg kvaddi:
„reyna skal ek nú ræsi at þjóna
rǫðla skríns ok félagar mínir;
dæmi munu menn hvergi í heimi
heyra slík fyr sínum eyrum,
Draupnis hlynr, er drotning þína,
dǫggvar, bautt með sverði at hǫggva“.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 39 (AII, 524; BII, 579); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
40 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 40 [Vol. 7, 956] — Kálf Kátr 40VII

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„Hvern býð ek, kvað enn heimsku-gjarni,
hjǫrva lund at missa fjǫrvi,
veðra hválfs at vísi heiðrar,
vella njótr, en hafnar blótum“;
ýtar kváðuz engla gæti
jǫtna róms [sóns?] hafa hugat at þjóna;
meiðar tóku dapran dauða
Drafnar elds í Jésú nafni.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 40 (AII, 524; BII, 579); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
41 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 41 [Vol. 7, 957] — Kálf Kátr 41VII

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Porfiríúm fyr píslir stórar
prýddan vann ok tvenn hundrað manna,
get ek þess víst at gumnar hljóti
gǫfuglig laun af sólar jǫfri;
ljúfri bauð enn lestir hlífa
lofðungs ambátt himintungla
auð ok fold at eignaz skyldi,
eitri líkr, en drotning heiti.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 41 (AII, 524; BII, 579); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
42 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 42 [Vol. 7, 958] — Kálf Kátr 42VII

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„Neittu eigi at þiggja þetta,
eigi at þiggja þetta,
Þundr mælti svá orma grundar,
pella brík, at ei píslir stækar
pálmar hneitis þér um veiti“;
„véla-maðr, kvað veitiselja
víns, frestaðu ei dauða mínum;
aldri skal ek ny yðru veldi
unna; dýrka ek hilmi sunnu“.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 42 (AII, 524; BII, 579-80); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
43 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 43 [Vol. 7, 958-9] — Kálf Kátr 43VII

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Reiðr gjǫrðiz þá ræsir skorðu
refla, beiddi lýða eflir
hildar veðrs at hǫggva skyldi
himna gætis ambátt mæta;
blíðust fór þá bjǫrt ok skærust,
blessuð, dyggust, mætt ok hyggin,
fríð ok fǫgr með píslar-prýði
pella brík til himnaríkis.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 43 (AII, 525; BII, 580); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
44 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 44 [Vol. 7, 959] — Kálf Kátr 44VII

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Linna huldi líkam hennar
leitis Njǫrðr í grænni jǫrðu,
andinn fór með englum stýris
imna-sǫngs á bjarta himna;
tákna fjǫld má trauðla reikna
tunga mín, er Káterína
innir einart, á grundu grænni;
grein sǫnn er þat kristnum mǫnnum.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 44 (AII, 525; BII, 580); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
45 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 45 [Vol. 7, 960] — Kálf Kátr 45VII

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Ljóðat hefi ek um líf ok dauða
lims mætiligs aldar gætis;
djǫrfung mikil er slíkt at starfa
spilli baugs með tungu illri;
hilding beiðir himna-veldis
hneigiþollr, at reiðiz eigi,
ǫglis túna, orðum mínum;
yndi mitt hefi ek lagt við syndir.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 45 (AII, 525; BII, 580); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
46 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 46 [Vol. 7, 960-1] — Kálf Kátr 46VII

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Bergða ek með brjósti saurgu
blóði ok holdi skapara þjóðar,
sálliga er ek í sauri ǫllum
synda vafðr ok ilsku-lyndi;
hilmi ek fyr hneitis pálmum
hórdómi sem stuld ok morði,
manndrápit verðr optar unnit,
Yggjar báls en runnar hyggja.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 46 (AII, 525; BII, 580-1); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
47 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 47 [Vol. 7, 961] — Kálf Kátr 47VII

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Heita vil ek á himna gæti
hræddr ok skelfdur, at mín græddi
andar sár, því ek hefi bundit
yndi mitt við fúlar syndir;
dýra biðr ek dǫglings móður
dæmistóls sem heims ok sólar
árnaðar-orðs við hilmi hlýrna
háleitan fyr minni sálu.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 47 (AII, 525; BII, 581); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
48 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 48 [Vol. 7, 961] — Kálf Kátr 48VII

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Alla kveðr ek aldar stillis
engla sveit, at mér skuli veita
ténað sinn, svá taki at hrynja
tárin hrein af brúnar steinum;
ráðinn er ek nú allra at iðraz
ódáða, svá at ek fái náðir
annars heims, þá er drottin dæmir
dýrstrar hallar þjóðir allar.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 48 (AII, 525-6; BII, 581); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
49 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 49 [Vol. 7, 962] — Kálf Kátr 49VII

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Kátrín bið ek at Kálfi veiti
kvæðis-laun, er hleypr en skæða
emjandi frá efsta dómi
ǫflug ferð með svǫrtum djǫfli;
greini ok verndi gjǫrðir mínar
gǫfug Máría sólar jǫfri,
giptu fyld ok guðdóms-krapti,
græðarinn einn er henni æðri.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 49 (AII, 526; BII, 581); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
50 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 50 [Vol. 7, 962-3] — Kálf Kátr 50VII

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Ǫllum veitir engla stillir,
orð sǫnn eru þat, kristnum mǫnnum
dýrð, háleitri en Ullar orðum
unnar dýra biðja kunna;
eigendur fyr iðran fagra
jǫtna róms á efsta dómi
hæsta tígn með helgum Kristi
hljóti, svá at aldri þrjóti.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 50 (AII, 526; BII, 581-2); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
51 Vol. 7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 51 [Vol. 7, 963-4] — Kálf Kátr 51VII

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Káterín við óði mætum
efni gless með sǫgunna þessa,
vítúlús gaf honum viðarins heiti
vátes bernit en nú er hann fráter;
líttu maðr á letrit þetta;
landi reit, segir óðar veitir;
laufa þollr í læstu bréfi
leita máttu at váru heiti.

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 51 (AII, 526; BII, 582); hrynhent; ed. KW; group: F; mss: 399a-bx, 713, 920x
 
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