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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 26 October 2021)

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

SkP info: VII, 108-9

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41 — Gamlkan Has 41VII

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lemmatised words

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allr (adj.) ‘all...’ǫll 41/7

andi (noun m.) [°-a; -ar] ‘spirit, soul...’andar 41/8

3at (prep.) ‘at, to...’ — 41/8

5at (nota) ‘to (with infinitive)...’ — 41/7

bíða (verb) [°bíðr; beið, biðu; beðit] ‘wait, suffer, experience...’bíðum 41/3

1blakkr (noun m.) ‘horse...’blakk 41/4 var

blakkvaldr (noun m.) — 41/4 var

blik (noun n.) ‘gleam...’blik 41/4

blikvaldr (noun m.)blikvaldr 41/4

byrr (noun m.) [°-jar/-s; -ir, acc. -i/-u(SigrVal 188¹³)] ‘favourable wind...’byrjar 41/3

2einn (pron.) [°decl. cf. einn num.] ‘one, alone...’ein 41/6

ella (adv.) ‘otherwise...’ — 41/2

2eyða (verb) [°-dd-] ‘destroy...’ — 41/7

grund (noun f.) ‘earth, land...’grundar 41/6

1harri (noun m.) [°-a] ‘lord...’harra 41/1

hvat (pron.) ‘what...’ — 41/3

2hverr (pron.) ‘who, whom, each, every...’ — 41/1

hættr (adj.) [°compar. -ari/-ri, superl. -astr] ‘dangerous...’hætt 41/2

1kosta (verb) ‘try, strive...’Kosti 41/1

2láð (noun n.) ‘earth, land...’láðs 41/3

1leiptr (noun m.) ‘[lightnings]...’leiptra 41/5

mein (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘harm, injury...’ — 41/8

mjǫk (adv.) ‘very, much...’ — 41/2

neyð (noun f.) [°dat. -] ‘need, distress...’nauðr 41/7

opt (adv.) ‘often...’ — 41/5

seinn (adj.) [°seinan; compar. seinni, superl. seinstr/seinastr] ‘slow, late...’seinum 41/8

stund (noun f.) [°-ar, dat. -u/-; -ir] ‘time, hour...’ — 41/6

sætta (verb) ‘reconcile, settle...’sættask 41/2

tjald (noun n.) [°-s; *-] ‘tent, awning...’tjalda 41/4

valdr (noun m.) ‘ruler...’ — 41/4

2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’erumk 41/7, s 41/2

1verða (verb) ‘become, be...’verðr 41/5

2við (prep.) ‘with, against...’ — 41/1

1viðr (noun m.) [°-ar, dat. -i/-; -ir, acc. -u/-i] ‘wood, tree...’viðum 41/6

þrima (noun f.) ‘battle, din...’þrimu 41/4

Ægir (noun m.) ‘Ægir, sea...’Ægis 41/5


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