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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, 940-1

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14 — Kálf Kátr 14VII

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lemmatised words

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af (prep.) ‘from...’ — 14/2

allr (adj.) ‘all...’allar 14/3

biðja (verb) [°biðr; bað, báðu; beðinn (beiþ- Martin¹ 573‡, bỏþ- HákEirsp 661‰, cf. ed. intr. xl)] ‘ask for, order, pray...’bað 14/5

2brenna (verb) [°brennr/brenn; brann, brunnu; brunninn] ‘(strong, intransitive)...’ — 14/6

eldr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i/-(HómÍsl¹‰(1993) 24v²⁴); -ar] ‘fire...’eldi 14/6

2er (conj.) ‘who, which, when...’ — 14/3, 14/8

1fregna (verb) ‘hear of...’friettu 14/4

2glaðr (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘cheerful, glad...’glödd 14/2

hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’hána 14/4

himinn (noun m.) [°himins, dat. himni; himnar] ‘heaven, sky...’himna 14/2

2hverr (pron.) ‘who, whom, each, every...’hvern 14/8

í (prep.) ‘in, into...’ — 14/6

malmr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i; -ar] ‘metal...’málms 14/6

meistarliga (adv.) ‘[masterfully]...’ — 14/1

menntr (adj.) ‘learned...’mentir 14/1

mær (noun f.) [°meyjar, dat. meyju; meyjar] ‘maiden...’mærin 14/2, mærin 14/7

2reiðuligr (adj.) ‘[angry]...’ — 14/8

3réttr (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘right, straight, direct...’riett 14/7

réttvíss (adj.)riettvís 14/7

ræsir (noun m.) ‘ruler...’ræsir 14/7

rǫdd (noun f.) [°raddar, dat. -/u; raddir] ‘voice...’röddu 14/2

1 (pron.) [°gen. þess, dat. þeim, acc. þann; f. sú, gen. þeirrar, acc. þá; n. þat, dat. því; pl. m. þeir, f. þǽ---] ‘that (one), those...’þann 14/8, þær 14/3

sigra (verb) ‘win, gain victory...’sigrar 14/8

1sjá (pron.) [°gen. þessa dat. þessum/þeima, acc. þenna; f. sjá/þessi; n. þetta, dat. þessu/þvísa; pl. þessir] ‘this...’þessa 14/5

spekðarlauss (adj.) ‘[unwise]...’Spektarlauss 14/5

spekingr (noun m.) [°-s; -ar] ‘wise man...’spekinga 14/5

spennir (noun m.) ‘clasper...’ — 14/6

stétt (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘path...’stiettar 14/4

2vinna (verb) ‘perform, work...’vann 14/1

1víss (adj.) ‘wise, certain(ly)...’vís 14/7

þollr (noun m.) ‘fir-tree...’þollar 14/3

2þykkja (verb) ‘seem, think...’þótti 14/7

ǫflugr (adj.) ‘mighty, strong...’öflgir 14/3

ǫglir (noun m.) ‘hawk...’öglis 14/4

unlemmatised words — leystar (14)

 

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