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Eyjólfr dáðaskáld (Edáð)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Russell Poole;

Bandadrápa (Banddr) - 9

Eyjólfr dáðaskáld (Edáð) is named among the skalds of Eiríkr jarl Hákonarson of Hlaðir (Lade) in the text of Skáldatal in ms. 761aˣ (SnE 1848-87, III, 256). The U text numbers him among the skalds of Sveinn jarl Hákonarson but not Eiríkr (ibid., 266); this, however, is without corroboration from other sources and probably due to a simple error of transposition (though see Ohlmarks 1958, 145). Eyjólfr’s nickname may derive from his poetry in praise of the dáðir ‘deeds’ of Eiríkr jarl (ÍF 26, 249 n. 1), whose career spanned the late tenth and early eleventh centuries. No traces of poetry by Eyjólfr concerning any other rulers survive and nothing is otherwise known about his life or lineage.


Bandadrápa (‘Drápa of the gods’) — Edáð BanddrI

Russell Poole 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Eyjólfr dáðaskáld, Bandadrápa’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 454.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9 

Skj: Eyjólfr dáðaskáld: Bandadrápa, omkr. 1010 (AI, 200-2, BI, 190-2)

SkP info: I, 456

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

1 — Edáð Banddr 1I

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lemmatised words

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3at (prep.) ‘at, to...’ — 1/1

áta (noun f.) [°-u; -ur] ‘food...’ôtu 1/7

blóð (noun n.) [°-s] ‘blood...’ — 1/8

blóðvalr (noun m.) ‘[blood-falcons]...’blóðvǫlum 1/8

dagr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. degi/dag/dagi(Thom¹ 332¹‡n.); -ar] ‘day...’dag 1/2

falla (verb) ‘fall...’ — 1/6

fara (verb) [ferr, fór, fóru, farinn] ‘go, travel...’fór 1/1

2 (verb) [°fǽr; fekk, fengu; fenginn] ‘get, receive...’fekk 1/7 var

framr (adj.) [°compar. framari/fremri, superl. framastr/fremstr] ‘outstanding, foremost...’frǫmum 1/4

gefa (verb) ‘give...’gaf 1/7

gengi (noun n.) ‘support, following...’ — 1/3

hersir (noun m.) [°-is; -ar] ‘cheiftan...’hersi 1/4

jafn (adj.) [°comp. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘even, just...’jǫfnu 1/3

láta (verb) ‘let, have sth done...’lét 1/6

með (prep.) ‘with...’ — 1/3

Meiti (noun m.) ‘Meiti...’Meita 1/1

mjǫk (adv.) ‘very, much...’ — 1/2

1mót (noun n.) [°; -] ‘meeting...’móti 1/1

3of (prep.) ‘around, from; too...’ — 1/2

opt (adv.) ‘often...’ — 1/8

randvǫllr (noun m.)randvallar 1/6

rann (noun n.) ‘house, hall...’ — 1/6 var

rannvǫllr (noun m.) ‘hall-plain...’rannvallar 1/6 var, rannvallr 1/6 var

rauðviti (noun m.)rauðvita 1/5 var

1reið (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir/-ar] ‘riding; chariot...’ — 1/5 var

1reiðir (noun m.) ‘[spreader]...’ — 1/7 var

3reiðir (noun m.) ‘[brandisher]...’ — 1/5

réttir (noun m.) — 1/7 var

riðlogi (noun m.) ‘[swinging flame]...’riðloga 1/5

rǫnd (noun f.) [°dat. -/-u; rendr/randir] ‘shield, shield-rim...’rand 1/6

2síð (adv.) ‘late...’ — 1/2

skíð (noun n.) [°; -] ‘ski...’skíði 1/2

skíði (noun m.) ‘ski (?)...’skíða 1/2 var

skopti (noun m.) ‘skopti...’Skopta 1/8

teitir (noun m.) ‘gladdener...’ — 1/7

1ulfr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i; -ar] ‘wolf...’ulf 1/7

1ulfreiðir (noun m.) ‘wolf-spreader...’ — 1/7 var

ulfréttir (noun m.) — 1/7 var

ulfteitir (noun m.) — 1/7

ungr (adj.) ‘young...’ — 1/3

út (adv.) ‘out(side)...’ — 1/4

útver (noun n.) ‘[fishing-stations]...’útvers 1/4

2valr (noun m.) [°-s] ‘falcon...’vǫlum 1/8

1varr (noun m.) ‘wake...’vars 1/4 var

2ver (noun n.) ‘[ground, coverlet]...’ — 1/4 var, vers 1/4

2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’var 1/1 var

vǫllr (noun m.) [°vallar, dat. velli; vellir acc. vǫllu/velli] ‘plain, field...’vallar 1/6, vallr 1/6 var

þás (conj.) ‘when...’ — 1/5

unlemmatised variants — formum (1); ramu (1); rꝍyddir (1)


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