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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 1 July 2022)

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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, 115

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

18 — Eil Þdr 18III

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance


lemmatised words

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

af (prep.) ‘from...’ — 18/8

3á (prep.) ‘on, at...’ — 18/3

brjóst (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘breast, chest...’brjósti 18/8

drós (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘lady...’drósar 18/6

1eisa (noun f.) [°; -ur] ‘flame, ember...’eisa 18/5

fljúga (verb) ‘fly...’fló 18/6

greip (noun f.) [°; -r, -ar] ‘hand, talon...’greipar 18/8

gunnr (noun f.) ‘battle...’gunnar 18/2

hraðr (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘[swift, fast]...’hrað 18/1

hraðskyndir (noun m.) — 18/1

hrapmunnr (noun m.)hrapmunnum 18/2

Hrímnir (noun m.) ‘Hrímnir, sooty one...’Hrímnis 18/6

hǫnd (noun f.) [°handar, dat. hendi; hendr (hendir StatPáll³ 752¹²)] ‘hand...’handa 18/1

langr (adj.) [°compar. lengri, superl. lengstr] ‘long...’lang 18/4

langvinr (noun m.) ‘old friend...’ — 18/4

loft (noun n.) ‘air, sky...’lopti 18/3

lyfta (verb) ‘lift, raise...’lypti 18/3

lyftisylgr (noun m.)lyptisylg 18/3

munnr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i; -ar] ‘mouth...’munnum 18/2

óss (adj.) ‘[sparking]...’ós 18/6

2sía (noun f.) [°-u; -ur] ‘spark, molten substance...’síu 18/4

skyndir (noun m.) [°dat. -] ‘hastener...’ — 18/1

svát (conj.) ‘so that, so as...’ — 18/1

1svelgja (verb) ‘swallow...’svalg 18/2

sylgr (noun m.) [°dat. -] ‘drink, draught...’sylg 18/3

til (prep.) ‘to...’ — 18/7

vinr (noun m.) [°-ar, dat. -/(-i OsvReyk 92.17); -ir] ‘friend...’ — 18/4

þás (conj.) ‘when...’ — 18/5

þjóstr (noun m.) [°dat. -i] ‘rage, anger, rancour ...’þjósts 18/8

Þrasir (noun m.) ‘[lover, Þrasir]...’þrasis 18/5

þrámóðnir (noun m.)þrámóðnis 18/7

Þrúðr (noun f.) ‘Þrúðr...’Þrúðar 18/7

þrǫngr (adj.) ‘tight, pressed...’þrǫngvar 18/4

ǫrr (adj.) ‘generous, brave...’ǫr 18/5

ǫrþrasir (noun m.)ǫrþrasis 18/5

unlemmatised words — hrap (18)


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