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Gamli kanóki (Gamlkan)

12th century; volume 7; ed. Katrina Attwood;

1. Harmsól (Has) - 65

Gamli kanóki ‘canon Gamli’ (where the name Gamli, ‘the old one’ may itself be a nickname) is best known as the author of the poem Harmsól ‘Sun of Sorrow’, which is explicitly ascribed to him in a marginal note at the beginning of the poem on fol. 12r, l. 42 of the sole surviving ms., AM 757 a 4° (B): Harmsol er gamle orti kanokeHarmsól, which canon Gamli composed’. Gamli is also mentioned by name in Jóns saga postula (Jón4), where the author of the prose text prefaces the quotation of four sts from Gamli’s Jónsdrápa with the information: Annan mann til óðgirðar signaðum Johanni nefnum vér Gamla kanunk austr í Þykkvabœ, hann orti drápu dyrligum Johanni ‘As the second man to have composed a poem to blessed John we [I] name canon Gamli in the east at Þykkvabœr, he composed a drápa to S. John’ (Jón4 1874, 510). In a remark before the fourth st. Gamli is referred to as bróðir Gamli ‘Brother Gamli’ (Jón4 1874, 511). Þykkvabœr was an Augustinian monastery in south-eastern Iceland founded in 1168; Gamli was thus an Augustinian canon (or canon regular) of this community. His floruit can be inferred from the date of the foundation of Þykkvabœr as being in the mid- to late C12th.

file 2006-12-15 - Gamli kanoki w. MCR corrections

Harmsól (‘Sun of Sorrow’) — Gamlkan HasVII

Katrina Attwood 2007, ‘ Gamli kanóki, Harmsól’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 70-132. <> (accessed 28 September 2021)

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Skj: Gamli kanóki: 2. Harmsól, „er gamle orti kanoke“ (AI, 562-72, BI, 548-65)

SkP info: VII, 82-4

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11 — Gamlkan Has 11VII

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lemmatised words

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1annarr (pron.) [°f. ǫnnur, n. annat; pl. aðrir] ‘(an)other, second...’aðra 11/8, annan 11/1

3á (prep.) ‘on, at...’ — 11/4

3bera (verb) [°berr; bar, báru; borinn] ‘bear, carry...’bark 11/5

dróttinn (noun m.) [°dróttins, dat. dróttni (drottini [$1049$]); dróttnar] ‘lord, master...’ — 11/4

dœma (verb) [°-mð-] ‘judge...’dœmðak 11/8

ek (pron.) [°mín, dat. mér, acc. mik] ‘I, me...’mér 11/6, mik 11/4

2er (conj.) ‘who, which, when...’es 11/3

fyr (prep.) ‘for, over, because of, etc....’ — 11/6

2geta (verb) ‘to beget, give birth to, mention, speak ...’gatk 11/1

geyma (verb) ‘heed, guard...’geymi 11/7

geymirunnr (noun m.) ‘keeping trees...’geymirunna 11/7

gjalfr (noun n.) [°-s] ‘surge, waves...’gjalfrs 11/6

2glaðr (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘cheerful, glad...’glaðr 11/8

grálinnr (noun m.)grálinns 11/7

grár (adj.) [°gráan/grán] ‘grey...’grá 11/7

linnr (noun m.) ‘snake...’linns 11/7

lítill (adj.) [°lítinn] ‘little...’Lítt 11/5

ljós (noun n.) [°ljóss; -] ‘light...’ljóss 11/3

oftsinnis (adv.)optsinnis 11/2

3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’ — 11/5

opt (adv.) ‘often...’ — 11/2

ókynni (noun n.) ‘[sins]...’Ókynnin 11/1

ótti (noun m.) [°-a] ‘fear...’ótta 11/5

runnr (noun m.) [°dat. -i/-; -ar] ‘bush, tree...’runna 11/7

2sinni (noun n.) [°-s;] ‘time, occasion; company, following...’sinnis 11/2

sjalfr (adj.) ‘self...’sjǫlfum 11/6

1und (noun f.) [°; -ir] ‘wound...’ — 11/6

undgjalfr (noun n.)undgjalfrs 11/6

2veðr (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘weather, wind, storm...’ — 11/4

veðrþróttr (noun m.)veðr-Þrótt 11/4

2vinna (verb) ‘perform, work...’ — 11/2

1vita (verb) ‘know...’vissak 11/3

víg (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘battle...’víga* 11/3

þar (adv.) ‘there...’ — 11/2

2þá (adv.) ‘then...’þás 11/8

2Þróttr (noun m.) ‘Þróttr...’Þrótt 11/4

1ǫnn (noun f.) ‘concern, worry...’ — 11/5


Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated