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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, 958-9

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43 — Kálf Kátr 43VII

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lemmatised words

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ambátt (noun f.) [°-ar, dat. -u/-; -ir/-ar (ambottor EiðKrA 391²²)] ‘handmaid...’ — 43/4

4at (conj.) ‘that...’ 43/3

beiða (verb) [°-dd-] ‘ask, request...’beiddi 43/2

bjartr (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘bright...’björt 43/5

blessa (verb) ‘bless...’blessuð 43/6

blíðr (adj.) [°n. sg. nom. & acc. blítt/blíðt; compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘gentle, happy...’Blíðust 43/5

brík (noun f.) [°-ar; -r] ‘plank...’ — 43/8

dyggr (adj.) [°dyggvan/dyggan; compar. -vari/-ari/-ri, superl. -vastr/-astr/-str] ‘trustworthy...’dyggust 43/6

eflir (noun m.) ‘strengthener...’ — 43/2

fagr (adj.) [°fagran; compar. fegri, superl. fegrstr] ‘fair, beautiful...’fögr 43/7

fara (verb) [ferr, fór, fóru, farinn] ‘go, travel...’fór 43/5

fríðr (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘beautiful, fair...’fríð 43/7

1gera (verb) ‘do, make...’gjörðiz 43/1

gætir (noun m.) ‘guardian...’gætis 43/4

2Hildr (noun f.) ‘Hildr...’Hildar 43/3

himinn (noun m.) [°himins, dat. himni; himnar] ‘heaven, sky...’himna 43/4, himna 43/8

himnaríki (noun n.)himnaríkis 43/8

hygginn (adj.) [°comp. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘intelligent...’hyggin 43/6

hǫggva (verb) ‘to strike, put to death, cut, hew...’höggva 43/3

lýðr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -; -ir] ‘one of the people...’lýða 43/2

með (prep.) ‘with...’ — 43/7

mætr (adj.) [°compar. -ri/-ari, superl. -astr] ‘honoured, respected...’mæt 43/6, mæta 43/4

3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’og 43/5, og 43/6, og 43/7

pell (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘velvet...’pella 43/8

písl (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir/-ar(Maurit 650²²)] ‘torture...’píslar 43/7

píslarprýði (noun f.)píslarprýði 43/7

prýði (noun f.) ‘finery, honour...’prýði 43/7

refill (noun m.) [°; reflar/reflir] ‘[wallhangings]...’refla 43/2

4reiðr (adj.) [°superl. -astr] ‘angry...’ — 43/1

ríki (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘kingdom, power...’ríkis 43/8

ræsir (noun m.) ‘ruler...’ — 43/1

1skorða (noun f.) [°-u; -ur] ‘prop...’skorðu 43/1

skulu (verb) ‘shall, should, must...’skyldi 43/3

1skærr (adj.) ‘pure, bright...’skærust 43/5

til (prep.) ‘to...’ — 43/8

2veðr (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘weather, wind, storm...’veðrs 43/3

2þá (adv.) ‘then...’þá 43/5, 43/1

 

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