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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 27 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, 121

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

21 — Eil Þdr 21III

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...’ — 21/3

aldr (noun m.) [°aldrs, dat. aldri; aldrar] ‘life, age...’ — 21/7

aldrminnkandi (noun m.)aldrminkanda 21/7

alfheimr (noun m.) [°; dat. -um] ‘°(pl.) world of the `alfar’...’alfheims 21/4

alfr (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘elf...’alf 21/4, alfi 21/3

1bella (verb) [°præt. sg. ball] ‘deal with...’ — 21/8

1blika (noun f.) [°-u] ‘[gleam, a]...’bliku 21/4

2blóta (verb) [°-að-] ‘sacrifice...’blótinn 21/1

brotningr (noun m.) ‘[fragment]...’brotningi 21/2

Ella (noun m.) ‘Ella, Ælla, Ælle ...’Ellu 21/8

fastr (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘firm, fast...’fǫstum 21/5

fjalfr (noun n.) ‘[hiding-place]...’fjalfrs 21/3

heimr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i/-; -ar] ‘home, abode; world...’heims 21/4

herblótinn (adj./verb p.p.)Herblótinn 21/1

herr (noun m.) [°-s/-jar, dat. -; -jar, gen. -ja/herra] ‘army, host...’Her 21/1

hneitir (noun m.) ‘sword...’ — 21/1

hógbrotningr (noun m.)hógbrotningi 21/2

hógr (adj.) ‘comfortable...’hóg 21/2

kalfr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i; -ar] ‘calf...’kalfa 21/4

látr (noun n.) [°; dat. -um] ‘lair...’látrs 21/6

lið (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘retinue, troop...’ — 21/5

liðfastr (adj.) ‘staunch...’liðfǫstum 21/5

Listi (noun m.) ‘[Lista]...’Lista 21/5

mega (verb) ‘may, might...’môttu 21/6

minnkandi (noun m.) ‘diminisher...’minkanda 21/7

(conj.) ‘nor...’ — 21/5

4of (particle) ‘(before verb)...’ — 21/8

rygjar (noun m.) ‘Rogalanders...’Rygir 21/6

skógr (noun m.) [°-ar/-s, dat. -i; -ar] ‘forest...’skógar 21/2

steinn (noun m.) [°steins; steinar] ‘stone, colour...’steins 21/8

undir (prep.) ‘under...’ — 21/3

undirfjalfr (noun n.)undirfjalfrs 21/3

2valr (noun m.) [°-s] ‘falcon...’val 21/6

valrygr (noun m.)val-Rygir 21/6

1vega (verb) ‘strike, slay...’ 21/1

ǫld (noun f.) [°; aldir] ‘people, age...’aldar 21/7


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