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Svartr á Hofstöðum (Svart)

volume 8; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

VIII. Skaufhala bálkr (Skauf) - 42

Svartr (desyllabified Svartur) á Hofstöðum (Svart) is named in a first-person epilogue to Skaufhala bálkrBálkr about Tassel-tail’ (Svart Skauf 42/4) but his identity is uncertain. The internal evidence of the language and metre of Skauf, together with circumstantial evidence and an evaluation of the sources, point to Svartr Þorleifsson (d. 1392) from Hofstaðir, Reykhólar, Þorskafjörður, north-western Iceland, as the most likely candidate, though two other members of his family were also named Svartr and associated with Hofstaðir and there are two further traditions about authorship (see Introduction to Skauf). Very little is known about Svartr’s life. He appears to have been severely wounded during a fight at the alþingi in 1361, and the year before he died (1391) he went to Norway (see Storm 1888, 367, 407, 420). He apparently had two sons, Páll and Gísli (Jón Þorkelsson 1888, 222).

Skaufhala bálkr — Svart SkaufVIII

Kari Ellen Gade 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Svartr á Hofstöðum, Skaufhala bálkr’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 948.

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SkP info: VIII, 979

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35 — Svart Skauf 35VIII

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lemmatised words

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allr (adj.) ‘all...’öll 35/8

1annarr (pron.) [°f. ǫnnur, n. annat; pl. aðrir] ‘(an)other, second...’önnur 35/8

4at (conj.) ‘that...’ 35/5

3á (prep.) ‘on, at...’ — 35/5

byggð (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘dwelling, settlement...’bygðum 35/4

1dýr (noun n.) [°-s (spec.: dyʀiɴs KonrA 66⁴‡, etc., cf. Seip 1955 188-189); -] ‘animal...’ — 35/7

eða (conj.) ‘or...’ — 35/4

ek (pron.) [°mín, dat. mér, acc. mik] ‘I, me...’eg 35/7, mig 35/5

2en (conj.) ‘but, and...’ — 35/8

2engi (pron.) ‘no, none...’eingi 35/1

2finna (verb) ‘find, meet...’Fannz 35/1

fleiri (adj. comp.) [°superl. flestr] ‘more, most...’flest 35/8

flestallr (adj.)flestöll 35/8

frár (adj.) [°compar. -ri, superl. -vastr/-str] ‘agile, quick...’frára 35/7

fyrr (adv.) ‘before, sooner...’ — 35/2

fœtr (adj.)fættur 35/3

hafa (verb) ‘have...’hefði 35/6

háfœtr (adj.)háfættur 35/3

3hár (adj.) [°-van; compar. hǽrri, superl. hǽstr] ‘high...’ 35/3

hestr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i; -ar] ‘horse, stallion...’ — 35/4

hlaup (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘?fast-flowing, raid...’hlaupi 35/5

hundr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i; -ar] ‘hound, dog...’ — 35/3

í (prep.) ‘in, into...’ — 35/4

(conj.) ‘nor...’nie 35/2

síðarr (adv.) ‘later...’síðar 35/2

2sjá (verb) ‘see...’ 35/1

uppi (adv.) ‘up, up in...’ — 35/6

2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’var 35/7


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