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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, 960

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45 — Kálf Kátr 45VII

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lemmatised words

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4at (conj.) ‘that...’ 45/6

5at (nota) ‘to (with infinitive)...’ 45/3

baugr (noun m.) [°dat. -i/-; -ar] ‘ring...’baugs 45/4

beiða (verb) [°-dd-] ‘ask, request...’beiðir 45/5

dauði (noun m.) [°-a; -ar] ‘death...’dauða 45/1

djǫrfung (noun f.) [°-ar] ‘[boldness]...’djörfung 45/3

3eigi (adv.) ‘not...’ — 45/6

ek (pron.) [°mín, dat. mér, acc. mik] ‘I, me...’eg 45/1, eg 45/8

gætir (noun m.) ‘guardian...’gætis 45/2

hafa (verb) ‘have...’hefi 45/1, hefi 45/8

hildingr (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘king, ruler...’Hilding 45/5

himinn (noun m.) [°himins, dat. himni; himnar] ‘heaven, sky...’himna 45/5

hneigir (noun m.) ‘[giving, Oppressor]...’hneigi 45/6

hneigiþollr (noun m.) — 45/6

illr (adj.) ‘bad, evil, unwell...’illri 45/4

leggja (verb) ‘put, lay...’lagt 45/8

2lim (noun n.) [°; -] ‘limb...’lims 45/2

líf (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘life...’líf 45/1

ljóða (verb) ‘compose a poem...’Ljóðað 45/1

með (prep.) ‘with...’ — 45/4

mikill (adj.) [°mikinn] ‘great, large...’mikil 45/3

minn (pron.) [°f. mín, n. mitt] ‘my...’mínum 45/7, mitt 45/8

mætiligr (adj.) ‘[great]...’mætiligs 45/2

3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’og 45/1

orð (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘word...’orðum 45/7

4reiða (verb) ‘make angry...’reiðiz 45/6

2slíkr (adj.) ‘such...’slíkt 45/3

2spillir (noun m.) ‘destroyer...’spilli 45/4

starfa (verb) ‘[do]...’ — 45/3

synð (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘sin...’syndir 45/8

tunga (noun f.) [°-u; -ur] ‘tongue, language...’tungu 45/4

tún (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘homefield, enclosure...’túna 45/7

1um (prep.) ‘about, around...’ — 45/1

veldi (noun n.) ‘realm...’veldis 45/5

2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’er 45/3

2við (prep.) ‘with, against...’ — 45/8

ynði (noun n.) [°-s] ‘pleasure...’yndi 45/8

þollr (noun m.) ‘fir-tree...’ — 45/6

ǫglir (noun m.) ‘hawk...’öglis 45/7

ǫld (noun f.) [°; aldir] ‘people, age...’aldar 45/2

 

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