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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eilífr Goðrúnarson (Eil)

10th century; volume 3; ed. Edith Marold;

1. Þórsdrápa (Þdr) - 23

Skj info: Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Islandsk skjald, omkr. 1000. (AI, 148-52, BI, 139-44).

Skj poems:
1. Et digt om Hakon jarl
2. Þórsdrápa
3. Af et kristeligt digt

Hardly anything is known about the life of Eilífr Goðrúnarson (Eil). According to Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 256, 266, 280), he was active as a skald at the court of Hákon jarl Sigurðarson in Norway around the end of the tenth century. Some scholars have argued that a word-play in a stanza preserved in Skm (SnE) conceals the name of Hákon jarl, thus confirming the information of Skáldatal, but the present edition, following Lie (1976, 399) is sceptical of that hypothesis (see Þdr 23, Note to [All]). Eilífr’s only surviving works are the long poem Þórsdrápa (Eil Þdr, 23 stanzas) and one fragment of a Christian poem (Eil Frag).

Þórsdrápa — Eil ÞdrIII

Edith Marold with the assistance of Vivian Busch, Jana Krüger, Ann-Dörte Kyas and Katharina Seidel, translated from German by John Foulks 2017, ‘ Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 68. <> (accessed 21 September 2021)

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Skj: Eilífr Goðrúnarson: 2. Þórsdrápa (AI, 148-52, BI, 139-44); stanzas (if different): 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21

SkP info: III, 108

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

15 — Eil Þdr 15III

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance


lemmatised words

This information has not been reviewed and should not be referred to.

1brá (noun f.) [°brár; brár] ‘eyelash, eyebrow...’ — 15/4

1brásalr (noun m.)brásali* 15/4

brjóta (verb) [°brýtr; braut, brutu; brotinn] ‘to break, destroy...’braut 15/5

elliði (noun m.) [°-a] ‘[ship]...’elliða 15/7

2er (conj.) ‘who, which, when...’þærs 15/3

forn (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘ancient, old...’fornan 15/8

fylving (noun f.) [°: -ar] ‘nut...’fylvingum 15/2

3hallr (adj.) ‘tilting, awry...’hall 15/2

3hár (adj.) [°-van; compar. hǽrri, superl. hǽstr] ‘high...’hôm 15/1

hellir (noun m.) [°-s/hells, dat. -i; -ar, acc. -a/-ra] ‘cave...’hellis 15/7

himinn (noun m.) [°himins, dat. himni; himnar] ‘heaven, sky...’himna 15/1

hlátr (noun m.) [°hlátrs/hlátrar, dat. hlátri] ‘laughter...’ — 15/7

hlátrelliði (noun m.)hlátrelliða 15/7

1hóf (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘court, temple...’Hof 15/5

hregg (noun n.) ‘storm...’hreggs 15/6

hund (num. cardinal) [numeral] ‘hundred...’ — 15/8

hundforn (adj.)hundfornan 15/8

húfstjóri (noun m.)Hofstjóri 15/5

hvárr (pron.) ‘who, which, what, whether...’hvôru 15/5

kjǫlr (noun m.) [°kjalar, dat. kili; kjǫlir] ‘keel, ship...’kjǫl 15/8

logi (noun m.) [°-a; -ar] ‘flame...’loga 15/1

3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’ — 15/1

1reið (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir/-ar] ‘riding; chariot...’reiðar 15/6

1salr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -; dat. sǫlum] ‘hall...’sali* 15/4

sprund (noun f.) ‘woman...’sprundi 15/8

stjóri (noun m.) [°-a; -ar] ‘steerer...’ — 15/5

troða (verb) ‘tread...’trôðusk 15/3

tróð (noun n.) ‘thatch, roof beam, rafter...’tróði 15/3

tungl (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘heavenly body...’tungls 15/4

tveir (num. cardinal) ‘two...’tveggja 15/6

2váfa (verb) ‘hover, hang, swing...’váf 15/6

váfreið (noun f.)váfreiðar 15/6

2við (prep.) ‘with, against...’ — 15/3

vǫllr (noun m.) [°vallar, dat. velli; vellir acc. vǫllu/velli] ‘plain, field...’vallar 15/2

þrøngva (verb) ‘press, throng...’þrungu 15/4


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