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Kálfr Hallsson (Kálf)

14th century; volume 7; ed. Kirsten Wolf;

Kátrínardrápa (Kátr) - 51

The name of the poet of Kátrínardrápa can be deduced from sts 1, 49 and 51 as Kálfr Hallsson (Kálfr would have been Kálfur in C14th). In st. 1/8 he describes himself as ‘the son of Hallur’ (arfi Halls) and at the end of the poem gives his name in both Icelandic (Kálfr [= ‘calf’] 49/1) and Lat. (Vitulus [= Kálfur] 51/3) and says he is now a monk (frater, st. 51/4). The implication of sts 45-51 is that Kálfr had previously led a sinful secular life, but this may be stereotypical self-deprecation. The Lat. phrase Vítulus vátes ‘the poet Kálfr’ by which the poet refers to himself in st. 51/3-4 also appears in Völsungs rímur hins óborna and this has led some scholars to propose that Kálfr Hallsson was the author of both poems (see Note to st. 51). Nothing is known of Kálfr’s monastic affiliation nor his precise dates, though the mid-C14th seems a likely floruit (Vésteinn Ólason 1993, 316).

Kátrínardrápa (‘Drápa about S. Catherine’) — Kálf KátrVII

Kirsten Wolf 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 931-64.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   45   46   47   48   49   50   51 

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa (AII, 516-26, BII, 569-82)

SkP info: VII, 939

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12 — Kálf Kátr 12VII

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lemmatised words

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(non-lexical) (unclassified) 12/8

ambátt (noun f.) [°-ar, dat. -u/-; -ir/-ar (ambottor EiðKrA 391²²)] ‘handmaid...’ — 12/7

4at (conj.) ‘that...’ 12/1

5at (nota) ‘to (with infinitive)...’ 12/6

dýrð (noun f.) [°-ar/-a(NoDipl(1279) 44²ˆ); -ir] ‘glory...’dýrðar 12/8

eigandi (noun m.) [°-a; eigendr/eigandar(DN VI (1328) 148¹¹) (nom. sg. æighander DN VII (*13[27-1328]›DonVar 1—) 142²²)] ‘[owner, owners]...’ — 12/7

einráða (verb) [°præt. part. ·ráðinn] ‘resolve...’Einráðið 12/1

ek (pron.) [°mín, dat. mér, acc. mik] ‘I, me...’eg 12/1, eg 12/2

2ekki (adv.) ‘not...’ — 12/2

1engill (noun m.) [°engils; englar] ‘angel...’eingla 12/8

fimm (num. cardinal) ‘five...’ — 12/5

fljóð (noun n.) ‘woman...’fljóðið 12/4

fróðr (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘wise...’fróðra 12/5

frægr (adj.) [°-jan/-an; compar. -ri, superl. -jastr/-astr/-str] ‘famous, renowned...’fræga 12/7

fǫnn (noun f.) ‘snow-drift...’fannar 12/6

hafa (verb) ‘have...’hefi 12/1

hjalt (noun n.) [°; *-] ‘hilt...’hjalta 12/3

hristir (noun m.) ‘shaker...’ — 12/4

hvítr (adj.) [°-an; -ari, -astr] ‘white...’hvítra 12/3

hǫlðr (noun m.) [°-s; -ar] ‘man...’hölda 12/5

kristinn (adj.) [°superl. kristnastr] ‘Christian...’kristið 12/4

lófi (noun m.) [°-a; -ar] ‘palm of hand...’lófa 12/6

minn (pron.) [°f. mín, n. mitt] ‘my...’mínir 12/2

1mæla (verb) ‘speak, say...’mælti 12/3

(conj.) ‘nor...’nie 12/2

orð (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘word...’orðum 12/1

prófa (verb) ‘test, prove...’ — 12/6

4reiðr (adj.) [°superl. -astr] ‘angry...’ — 12/4

rekkr (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘man, champion...’rekkar 12/2

spekð (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘wisdom...’spekt 12/6

tigr (noun m.) [°-ar/-s(DN II (1309) 80¹², etc.); -ir, acc. -u] ‘a ten of, a decade; a ten of, a decade...’tigu 12/5

2trúa (verb) ‘to believe (in)...’trúi 12/2

velja (verb) ‘choose...’valdi 12/5

2við (prep.) ‘with, against...’ — 12/4, 12/7

þannig (adv.) ‘thus, there, that way...’ — 12/3

þengill (noun m.) ‘prince, ruler...’þeingils 12/8

þinn (pron.) [°f. þín, n. þitt] ‘your...’þínum 12/1

 

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