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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, 954

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37 — Kálf Kátr 37VII

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lemmatised words

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aldri (adv.) ‘never...’ — 37/5

5at (nota) ‘to (with infinitive)...’ 37/2

2flóð (noun n.) ‘flood...’flóðs 37/2

frá (prep.) ‘from...’ — 37/8

1gjalda (verb) ‘pay, repay...’ — 37/8

1gramr (noun m.) ‘ruler...’grams 37/7

greina (verb) ‘explain, divide...’ — 37/6

gœzka (noun f.) ‘goodness...’gæzku 37/7

hafa (verb) ‘have...’hefir 37/5

hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’hans 37/1, henni 37/3, hun 37/5

himinn (noun m.) [°himins, dat. himni; himnar] ‘heaven, sky...’himna 37/8

hirðir (noun m.) [°hirðis/hirðirs, dat. & acc. hirði; hirðar/hirðir] ‘guardian, keeper, pastor...’Hirði* 37/1

hirðiþǫll (noun f.)Hirði*þöll 37/1

hvarmr (noun m.) [°dat. -i; -ar] ‘eyelid...’hvarma 37/3

hvat (pron.) ‘what...’hvess 37/4

hyrr (noun m.) ‘fire...’hyrjar 37/2

kunna (verb) ‘know, can, be able...’kunni 37/4

mega (verb) ‘may, might...’megi 37/6

mein (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘harm, injury...’ — 37/6

mær (noun f.) [°meyjar, dat. meyju; meyjar] ‘maiden...’meyna 37/4

3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’og 37/2

orð (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘word...’orða 37/1

ráða (verb) ‘advise, rule, interpret, decide...’rieð 37/2

2renna (verb) ‘run (strong)...’runnu 37/3

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 37/6

3sinn (pron.) [°f. sín, n. sitt] ‘(refl. poss. pron.)...’sinnar 37/7

1sjá (pron.) [°gen. þessa dat. þessum/þeima, acc. þenna; f. sjá/þessi; n. þetta, dat. þessu/þvísa; pl. þessir] ‘this...’þessa 37/4

skjǫldr (noun m.) [°skjaldar/skildar, dat. skildi; skildir, acc. skjǫldu] ‘shield...’skjaldar 37/8

spyrja (verb) [spurði] ‘ask; hear, find out...’ — 37/2

svá (adv.) ‘so, thus...’ — 37/6

2taka (verb) ‘take...’tók 37/1

tár (noun n.) [°; -] ‘tear...’ — 37/3

til (prep.) ‘to...’ — 37/1

1um (prep.) ‘about, around...’ — 37/3

unnari (noun m.) ‘[lovers]...’unnarar 37/7

veldi (noun n.) ‘realm...’ — 37/5

2vinna (verb) ‘perform, work...’unnið 37/6

yðvarr (pron.) [°f. yður; pl. yðrir] ‘your...’yðru 37/5

þú (pron.) [°gen. þín, dat. þér, acc. þik] ‘you...’þier 37/4, þier 37/8

þǫll (noun f.) ‘fir-tree...’þöll 37/1

 

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