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Gamli kanóki (Gamlkan)

12th century; volume 7; ed. Katrina Attwood;

2. Jónsdrápa (Jóndr) - 4

Gamli kanóki ‘canon Gamli’ (where the name Gamli, ‘the old one’ may itself be a nickname) is best known as the author of the poem Harmsól ‘Sun of Sorrow’, which is explicitly ascribed to him in a marginal note at the beginning of the poem on fol. 12r, l. 42 of the sole surviving ms., AM 757 a 4° (B): Harmsol er gamle orti kanokeHarmsól, which canon Gamli composed’. Gamli is also mentioned by name in Jóns saga postula (Jón4), where the author of the prose text prefaces the quotation of four sts from Gamli’s Jónsdrápa with the information: Annan mann til óðgirðar signaðum Johanni nefnum vér Gamla kanunk austr í Þykkvabœ, hann orti drápu dyrligum Johanni ‘As the second man to have composed a poem to blessed John we [I] name canon Gamli in the east at Þykkvabœr, he composed a drápa to S. John’ (Jón4 1874, 510). In a remark before the fourth st. Gamli is referred to as bróðir Gamli ‘Brother Gamli’ (Jón4 1874, 511). Þykkvabœr was an Augustinian monastery in south-eastern Iceland founded in 1168; Gamli was thus an Augustinian canon (or canon regular) of this community. His floruit can be inferred from the date of the foundation of Þykkvabœr as being in the mid- to late C12th.

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file 2006-12-15 - Gamli kanoki w. MCR corrections

Jónsdrápa (‘Drápa about the Apostle John’) — Gamlkan JóndrVII

Beatrice La Farge 2007, ‘ Gamli kanóki, Jónsdrápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 133-6. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1197> (accessed 22 May 2022)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4 

Skj: Gamli kanóki: 1. Jóansdrápa (AI, 561, BI, 547-8)

in texts: Jón4

SkP info: VII, 133-6

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance references search files

 

af (prep.) ‘from...’ — 1/4, 3/7

aldri (adv.) ‘never...’ — 4/5

allr (adj.) ‘all...’Alla 2/5, alla 3/7, alt 3/1

2an (conj.) ‘than...’ — 1/8, 3/6

1annarr (pron.) [°f. ǫnnur, n. annat; pl. aðrir] ‘(an)other, second...’aðrir 1/8

4at (conj.) ‘that...’ — 1/5

5at (nota) ‘to (with infinitive)...’ — 2/6

blezun (noun f.) [°blezanar/blezunar; blezanir] ‘[blessing]...’blezan 1/2

bráðr (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘quick(ly)...’brátt 2/1

2brigð (noun n.) [°; -] ‘[Changes]...’ — 2/1

brjótr (noun m.) ‘breaker...’brjót* 1/6

bǫl (noun n.) [°-s, dat. bǫlvi] ‘evil...’ — 2/2

deilir (noun m.) ‘ruler, ordainer...’deili 3/3

drengr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -; -ir, gen. -ja] ‘man, warrior...’drengja 3/5

1drótt (noun f.) ‘troop...’dróttar 4/2

dróttinn (noun m.) [°dróttins, dat. dróttni (drottini [$1049$]); dróttnar] ‘lord, master...’ — 3/5

dyggr (adj.) [°dyggvan/dyggan; compar. -vari/-ari/-ri, superl. -vastr/-astr/-str] ‘trustworthy...’dyggra 3/6

dýrð (noun f.) [°-ar/-a(NoDipl(1279) 44²ˆ); -ir] ‘glory...’ — 2/6, 3/8

3eigi (adv.) ‘not...’ — 1/2

eigna (verb) [°-að-] ‘acquire...’eignask 1/1

2einn (pron.) [°decl. cf. einn num.] ‘one, alone...’einar 2/8

eir (noun f.) ‘mercy...’eirar 2/5

ek (pron.) [°mín, dat. mér, acc. mik] ‘I, me...’mér 4/7, mik 4/1

1engill (noun m.) [°engils; englar] ‘angel...’engla 3/7

2er (conj.) ‘who, which, when...’es 2/1, es 4/8, s 4/4

2eyða (verb) [°-dd-] ‘destroy...’eyðask 4/3

faðir (noun m.) ‘father...’ — 4/2

ferð (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir/-arMork 196¹²)] ‘host, journey...’ferð 4/6

2firra (verb) ‘keep (from), remove...’firðan 4/1

fleiri (adj. comp.) [°superl. flestr] ‘more, most...’flestir 2/7

2fljótr (adj.) ‘quick...’fljótt 2/3

flotnar (noun m.) ‘mariners...’Flotna 4/5

flýtir (noun m.) ‘hastener...’flýti 3/2

flærð (noun f.) ‘falsehood, deceit...’flærðar 1/4

frá (prep.) ‘from...’ — 4/5

1fregna (verb) ‘hear of...’frák 1/1

frétt (noun f.) ‘report...’fréttir 2/8

friðr (noun m.) ‘peace...’frið 4/6

frændi (noun m.) ‘kinsman, male relative...’frænda 2/4

2fullr (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘full, complete...’fullu 3/4

fylla (verb) ‘fill...’fyldr 2/2

2geta (verb) ‘to beget, give birth to, mention, speak ...’gæti 1/8

geymandi (noun m.) ‘[Guardian]...’ — 4/6

gift (noun f.) ‘gift...’gipt 4/8

1gifta (noun f.) ‘grace, fortune...’giptu 3/2

granda (verb) ‘harm, injure...’grandar 4/4

hafa (verb) ‘have...’hefr 3/1, hǫfðu 2/7

harðla (adv.) ‘very, highly, greatly...’ — 2/3

harðr (adj.) [°comp. -ari; superl. -astr] ‘hard, harsh...’Hǫrðu 4/1

heimr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i/-; -ar] ‘home, abode; world...’heimar 4/8, heimi 1/6

hilmir (noun m.) ‘prince, protector...’hilmis 3/2

hljóta (verb) ‘alot, gain...’hlaut 3/7

hnekkir (noun m.) ‘subduer...’hnekki 1/4

hregg (noun n.) ‘storm...’ — 2/4

1hreinn (noun m.) [°; hreinar] ‘reindeer...’hreina 2/8

2hreinn (adj.) [°compar. hreinari/hreinni, superl. hreinastr/hreinstr] ‘pure...’hrein 4/2

huggun (noun f.) [°hugganar/huggunar; hugganir] ‘comfort...’huggan 2/3

humarr (noun m.) ‘lobster...’humra 2/7

hvárt (adv.) ‘whether...’ — 4/7

2hverr (pron.) ‘who, whom, each, every...’hverju 4/1

2hyggja (verb) ‘think, consider...’hugði 2/1, hyggi 3/6

í (prep.) ‘in, into...’ — 1/6, 3/4

ítr (adj.) ‘glorious...’ — 2/6

Jón (noun m.) ‘John, Jón...’ — 3/8

jǫfurr (noun m.) ‘ruler, prince...’ — 2/4

koma (verb) [kem, kom/kvam, kominn] ‘come...’kómu 2/1

konungr (noun m.) [°dat. -i, -s; -ar] ‘king...’ — 2/2

1kostr (noun m.) [°-ar, dat. -i/-; -ir, acc. -i/-u] ‘choice, food, goods, good quality...’kosti 3/8

Kristr (noun m.) [°-s/-, dat. -i; -ar] ‘Christ...’Kristi 1/2

2kœnn (adj.) [°superl. kǿnstr/kǿnastr] ‘wise, skilful...’ — 1/7

lauss (adj.) [°compar. lausari] ‘loose, free, without...’ — 3/4

láta (verb) ‘let, have sth done...’lát 4/1

lið (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘retinue, troop...’liðs 1/4

líf (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘life...’ — 3/6, lífs 1/8

lífr (adj.) ‘fit to live...’ — 4/2

líta (verb) ‘look, see; appear...’ — 2/6

ljónar (noun m.) ‘men...’ljónum 4/4

maðr (noun m.) ‘man, person...’menn 3/6

með (prep.) ‘with...’ — 3/3

mega (verb) ‘may, might...’mák 4/7, mætti 4/3

mein (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘harm, injury...’meini 4/2

mista (verb) ‘lose...’mistir 1/2

móðir (noun f.) ‘mother...’móður 1/7

mærð (noun f.) ‘praise...’mærðar 1/7

mætr (adj.) [°compar. -ri/-ari, superl. -astr] ‘honoured, respected...’mætra 1/8

naust (noun n.) [°-s/-(Fær 137¹); -] ‘boathouse...’nausts 2/7

1 (verb) ‘reach, get, manage...’náði 2/5

(adv.) ‘now...’ — 3/1

4of (particle) ‘(before verb)...’ — 3/6, 4/3

3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’ — 1/7, 3/8

postuli (noun m.) [°-a; -ar] ‘apostle...’postoli 2/6, postoli 3/8

prúðr (adj.) [°superl. -astr] ‘magnificent, proud...’prúðan 1/3

rann (noun n.) ‘house, hall...’ranns 1/5

ráðeflandi (noun m.) — 1/3

rekkr (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘man, champion...’rekka 1/4

risna (noun f.) [°-u] ‘munificence...’risnu 1/3

1 (pron.) [°gen. þess, dat. þeim, acc. þann; f. sú, gen. þeirrar, acc. þá; n. þat, dat. því; pl. m. þeir, f. þǽ---] ‘that (one), those...’þats 3/1, þás 2/7, þess 2/1, því 4/4

2sár (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘wound...’sôr 4/4

2seimr (noun m.) [°dat. -i] ‘gold...’seima 1/6

siklingr (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘king, ruler...’ — 1/5

3sinn (pron.) [°f. sín, n. sitt] ‘(refl. poss. pron.)...’sinni 1/7, sínum 2/4

síðan (adv.) ‘later, then...’ — 4/3

sjalfr (adj.) ‘self...’sjǫlfum 3/3

1sjá (pron.) [°gen. þessa dat. þessum/þeima, acc. þenna; f. sjá/þessi; n. þetta, dat. þessu/þvísa; pl. þessir] ‘this...’þessa 4/8, þessum 1/6

1skilja (verb) ‘separate, understand...’skiliðr 4/6

skipta (verb) ‘share, divide, exchange...’skiptask 4/8

skrín (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘shrine...’skríns 2/4

skulu (verb) ‘shall, should, must...’skyldu 2/2

sól (noun f.) [°-ar, dat. -u/-; -ir] ‘sun...’sólar 1/5, sólar 3/3

stillir (noun m.) ‘ruler...’stilli 3/7, stillis 2/5

synð (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘sin...’synða 3/4

systrungr (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘[cousin]...’ — 3/1

sættir (noun m.) ‘reconciler...’sætti 3/5

tígn (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘honour...’Tígnar 1/1

uggr (adj.) ‘anxious, fearful...’ — 4/7

1unna (verb) ‘love...’unni 1/5

upphaf (noun n.) ‘beginning...’ — 1/1

1vangr (noun m.) ‘field, plain...’vangs 3/3

várr (pron.) [°f. ór/vár; pl. órir/várir] ‘our...’ór 4/3

2veita (verb) ‘grant, give...’veitti 2/3

velja (verb) ‘choose...’valði 3/5

2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’es 4/7

1verða (verb) ‘become, be...’ — 2/2, 4/6

vilja (verb) ‘want, intend...’vildak 4/5

ynði (noun n.) [°-s] ‘pleasure...’ — 3/4

ýtr (noun m.) ‘man; launcher...’ýta 3/2

2þá (adv.) ‘then...’þá 4/7

þiggja (verb) ‘receive, get...’ — 4/7

þollr (noun m.) ‘fir-tree...’þollar 2/8

þú (pron.) [°gen. þín, dat. þér, acc. þik] ‘you...’þér 4/5, þik 1/1

þvít (conj.) ‘because, since...’ — 2/3

æsta (verb) ‘ask, request...’æstir 3/1

2ǫnd (noun f.) [°andar, dat. ǫnd/ǫndu; andir] ‘soul, breath...’andar 4/4

Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated