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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, 955-6

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39 — Kálf Kátr 39VII

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lemmatised words

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4at (conj.) ‘that...’ 39/1

5at (nota) ‘to (with infinitive)...’ 39/3, 39/8

bjóða (verb) [°býðr; bauð, buðu; boðinn (buð- Thom¹ 5²n.)] ‘offer, order, invite...’bautt 39/8

blót (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘sacrifice...’blóta 39/1

draupnir (noun m.) ‘Draupnir...’Draupnis 39/7

dróttning (noun f.) [°-ar, dat. -u/-, acc. -u/-; -ar] ‘queen...’drotning 39/7

dœmi (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘judgement, example...’Dæmi 39/5

dǫgg (noun f.) [°-var/-ar, dat. -/-u; -var/-ar/dǫggir/daggir (cf. [$1242$])] ‘dew...’döggvar 39/8

eflir (noun m.) ‘strengthener...’efli 39/1

ek (pron.) [°mín, dat. mér, acc. mik] ‘I, me...’eg 39/1, eg 39/3

2er (conj.) ‘who, which, when...’ — 39/7

eyrir (noun m.) [°eyris, dat. eyri; aurar] ‘ounce, money, property...’eyrum 39/6

félagi (noun m.) [°-a; -ar] ‘companion...’fielagar 39/4

1fregna (verb) ‘hear of...’frá 39/1

fyr (prep.) ‘for, over, because of, etc....’ — 39/6

heimr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i/-; -ar] ‘home, abode; world...’heimi 39/5

2heyra (verb) ‘hear...’ — 39/6

hlynr (noun m.) [°-s] ‘maple...’ — 39/7

1hvergi (adv.) ‘nowhere...’ — 39/5

hǫggva (verb) ‘to strike, put to death, cut, hew...’höggva 39/8

Iði (noun m.) ‘Iði...’Iðja 39/2

í (prep.) ‘in, into...’ — 39/5

2kveðja (verb) ‘say, greet...’kvaddi 39/2

maðr (noun m.) ‘man, person...’menn 39/5

með (prep.) ‘with...’ — 39/8

minn (pron.) [°f. mín, n. mitt] ‘my...’mínir 39/4

munu (verb) ‘will, must...’ — 39/5

(adv.) ‘now...’ — 39/3

3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’og 39/4

reyna (verb) ‘test, try, experience...’ — 39/3

ræsir (noun m.) ‘ruler...’ræsi 39/3

rǫdd (noun f.) [°raddar, dat. -/u; raddir] ‘voice...’raddar 39/2

rǫðull (noun m.) [°dat. rǫðli] ‘heavenly body...’röðla 39/4

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 39/2

3sinn (pron.) [°f. sín, n. sitt] ‘(refl. poss. pron.)...’sínum 39/6

skrín (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘shrine...’skríns 39/4

skulu (verb) ‘shall, should, must...’skal 39/3

2slíkr (adj.) ‘such...’slík 39/6

sverð (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘sword...’sverði 39/8

1vegr (noun m.) [°-s/-ar, dat. -i/-; -ar/-ir, gen. -a/-na, acc. -a/-i/-u] ‘way, path, side...’veg 39/2

ýtir (noun m.) ‘giver...’ — 39/1

þinn (pron.) [°f. þín, n. þitt] ‘your...’þína 39/7

þjóna (verb) ‘serve...’ — 39/3

 

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