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Halldórr ókristni (Hókr)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Eiríksflokkr (Eirfl) - 8

Nothing is known about Halldórr ókristni ‘the Un-Christian’ (Hókr) aside from the fact that, according to Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 257, 266, 280), he was one of Eiríkr jarl Hákonarson’s poets. His nickname indicates that he must have been reluctant to convert to Christianity, and it is not surprising that he is connected with the court of the jarls of Hlaðir (Lade), given that Eiríkr’s father, Hákon jarl Sigurðarson, was the last heathen ruler of Norway. The eight stanzas below are what remain of Halldórr’s poetic oeuvre, and they show that he was well versed in myth and heroic legend and, in particular, that he was familiar with the poetry of earlier and contemporary skalds. In Skj, Finnur Jónsson gives his ethnicity as Icelandic, but that cannot be ascertained.

Eiríksflokkr (‘Flokkr about Eiríkr’) — Hókr EirflI

Kari Ellen Gade 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Halldórr ókristni, Eiríksflokkr’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 469.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8 

Skj: Haldórr ókristni: Eiríksflokkr, o. 1010 (AI, 202-4, BI, 193-5)

SkP info: I, 481

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6 — Hókr Eirfl 6I

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lemmatised words

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af (prep.) ‘from...’ — 6/7 var

aptr (adv.) [°compar. -ar] ‘back...’ — 6/3

3á (prep.) ‘on, at...’ — 6/1, 6/3 var

drengr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -; -ir, gen. -ja] ‘man, warrior...’drengi 6/4

eiðr (noun m.) [°-s/-ar, dat. -i/-: -ar] ‘oath...’ — 6/8

eira (verb) [°-rð-] ‘°spare, spare (sby’s life); agree (badly...’eirðr 6/8 var

fyr (prep.) ‘for, over, because of, etc....’ — 6/7

1gramr (noun m.) ‘ruler...’gram 6/6

haf (noun n.) [°-s; *-] ‘sea...’ — 6/5

hafa (verb) ‘have...’hǫfðu 6/5

hafurta (noun f.) — 6/5 var

hafviti (noun m.)hafvita 6/5

hald (noun n.) [°-s; *-] ‘support...’halldz 6/6 var

hallandi (noun m.) ‘[diminisher]...’hallands 6/6

1hallr (noun m.) ‘skree hill...’hall 6/6 var

heift (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘hatred, enmity...’heiptar 6/1

heiftarnýtr (adj.)heiptarnýta 6/1

2heita (verb) ‘be called, promise...’Hét 6/1

hníga (verb) ‘sink, fall...’hneig 6/3 var, hné 6/3 var

hugr (noun m.) ‘mind, thought, courage...’hug 6/2

hugreifr (adj.) ‘glad-hearted...’ — 6/2

land (noun n.) [°-s; *-] ‘land...’lands 6/6 var

1lúka (verb) ‘end, close...’lokit 6/8

með (prep.) ‘with...’ — 6/2

myrðir (noun m.) ‘killer...’myrði 6/7

neyta (verb) ‘use, enjoy...’ — 6/1 var

nýtr (adj.) [°compar. -ri, superl. nýztr/nýtastr] ‘useful, able...’nýta 6/1

3of (prep.) ‘around, from; too...’ — 6/3, 6/6, 6/7 var

Óláfr (noun m.) ‘Óláfr...’Ôleifi 6/2

4reiðr (adj.) [°superl. -astr] ‘angry...’reið 6/8 var

2reifr (adj.) ‘happy...’ — 6/2

3sinn (pron.) [°f. sín, n. sitt] ‘(refl. poss. pron.)...’sína 6/4

1skeið (noun f.) [°-ar; -r/-ar/-ir] ‘ship...’skeiðum 6/8

snjallr (adj.) ‘quick, resourceful, bold...’snjallan 6/6

1støkkva (verb) ‘(str.) leap, spring; scatter...’stauk 6/3 var, stǫkk 6/3

1um (prep.) ‘about, around...’ — 6/7 var

urta (noun f.) — 6/5 var

vápn (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘weapon...’ — 6/8

vápneiðr (noun m.) — 6/8

1verða (verb) ‘become, be...’varð 6/7

Vinðr (noun m.) [°; vinðr/-ir] ‘the Wends...’Vinða 6/7

viti (noun m.) [°-a; -ar] ‘beacon, marker...’vita 6/5

þás (conj.) ‘when...’ — 6/5

þengill (noun m.) ‘prince, ruler...’ — 6/4

þjóð (noun f.) [°-ar, dat. -/-u; -ir] ‘people...’ — 6/3

þofta (noun f.) [°-u; -ur] ‘thwart, rowing-bench...’þoptur 6/3

unlemmatised variants — hallz (6)


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