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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, 946

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23 — Kálf Kátr 23VII

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lemmatised words

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allr (adj.) ‘all...’alla 23/6

5at (nota) ‘to (with infinitive)...’ 23/5

3á (prep.) ‘on, at...’ — 23/5

dómr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i; -ar] ‘judgement; court; -dom, -ness (suffix)...’dóms 23/3

dróttinn (noun m.) [°dróttins, dat. dróttni (drottini [$1049$]); dróttnar] ‘lord, master...’drottin 23/1

ek (pron.) [°mín, dat. mér, acc. mik] ‘I, me...’eg 23/2, eg 23/6, mig 23/1

2en (conj.) ‘but, and...’ — 23/7

2er (conj.) ‘who, which, when...’ — 23/5

fylkir (noun m.) ‘leader...’fylkis 23/8

fylla (verb) ‘fill...’fyld 23/3

1gifta (noun f.) ‘grace, fortune...’giftu 23/3

grátr (noun m.) ‘weeping, crying...’gráti 23/2

1guð (noun m.) [°***guðrs, guðis, gus] ‘(Christian) God...’ — 23/3

guðdómr (noun m.) ‘God’s dominion...’guðdóms 23/3

guðvefr (noun m.) ‘precious fabric...’guðvefs 23/7

gǫfugr (adj.) [°gǫfgan/gǫfugan; compar. gǫfgari/gǫfugri, superl. gǫfgastr/gǫfugstr/gǫfugastr] ‘noble, glorious...’göfgust 23/4

1hafna (verb) ‘abandon, reject...’ — 23/7

hilmir (noun m.) ‘prince, protector...’hilmis 23/4

himinn (noun m.) [°himins, dat. himni; himnar] ‘heaven, sky...’himna 23/8

1játa (verb) ‘agree...’ — 23/2

kalla (verb) ‘call...’ — 23/6

1kraftr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i/- ; -ar] ‘power...’krafti 23/3

2kveðja (verb) ‘say, greet...’kvað 23/4

1kæra (noun f.) [°-u; -ur] ‘wife, woman...’ — 23/4

last (noun n.) [°-] ‘fault, sin, vice...’löstum 23/7

limr (noun m.) [°-ar/-s, dat. -i/-; -ir acc. limu/limi] ‘[limb]...’ — 23/8

Lofn (noun f.) ‘Lofn...’ — 23/7

með (prep.) ‘with...’ — 23/2

1mæla (verb) ‘speak, say...’mælti 23/8

mær (noun f.) [°meyjar, dat. meyju; meyjar] ‘maiden...’ — 23/4

3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’og 23/3

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...’það 23/6, þann 23/5

skepna (noun f.) [°-u; -ur] ‘creation...’skepnu 23/6

smíða (verb) ‘craft...’ — 23/5

sól (noun f.) [°-ar, dat. -u/-; -ir] ‘sun...’sólar 23/1

svá (adv.) ‘so, thus...’ — 23/8

synð (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘sin...’syndir 23/2

sætta (verb) ‘reconcile, settle...’Sættu 23/1

2taka (verb) ‘take...’tók 23/5

traust (noun n.) [°-s/-] ‘support, protection...’ — 23/6

2trúa (verb) ‘to believe (in)...’Trúðu 23/5

2við (prep.) ‘with, against...’ — 23/1

þú (pron.) [°gen. þín, dat. þér, acc. þik] ‘you...’þier 23/2

 

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