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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, 960-1

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46 — Kálf Kátr 46VII

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lemmatised words

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allr (adj.) ‘all...’öllum 46/3

bál (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘fire...’báls 46/8

bergja (verb) [°-gð-] ‘taste...’Bergða 46/1

blóð (noun n.) [°-s] ‘blood...’blóði 46/2

brjóst (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘breast, chest...’brjósti 46/1

dómr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i; -ar] ‘judgement; court; -dom, -ness (suffix)...’dómi 46/6

dráp (noun n.) [°-s] ‘killing...’drápið 46/7

ek (pron.) [°mín, dat. mér, acc. mik] ‘I, me...’eg 46/1, eg 46/3, eg 46/5

4en (conj.) ‘than...’ — 46/8

fyr (prep.) ‘for, over, because of, etc....’ — 46/5

hilma (verb) ‘[hide]...’Hilmi 46/5

hneitir (noun m.) ‘sword...’hneitis 46/5

hold (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘flesh...’holdi 46/2

2hór (noun n.) [°; -] ‘[adultery]...’ — 46/6

hórdómr (noun m.) ‘whoredom...’hórdómi 46/6

2hyggja (verb) ‘think, consider...’ — 46/8

1illska (noun f.) [°-u; -ur] ‘wickedness, bad disposition...’ilsku 46/4

í (prep.) ‘in, into...’ — 46/3

lyndi (noun n.) [°-s] ‘mind...’ — 46/4

maðr (noun m.) ‘man, person...’mann 46/7

manndráp (noun n.) ‘manslaughter...’manndrápið 46/7

með (prep.) ‘with...’ — 46/1

1morð (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘killing, battle...’morði 46/6

3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’og 46/2, og 46/4, og 46/6

opt (adv.) ‘often...’oftar 46/7

palmr (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘palm-tree...’pálmum 46/5

runnr (noun m.) [°dat. -i/-; -ar] ‘bush, tree...’runnar 46/8

saur (noun n.) [°; -] ‘mud, filth, impure...’sauri 46/3

saurgr (adj.) ‘unclean, filthy...’saurgu 46/1

sárligr (adj.) ‘painful...’sálliga 46/3

sem (conj.) ‘as, which...’ — 46/6

skapari (noun m.) [°-a] ‘(the) creator...’skapara 46/2

stulðr (noun m.) [°dat. -; -ir] ‘[theft]...’stuld 46/6

synð (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘sin...’synda 46/4

2vefja (verb) ‘wrap...’vafðr 46/4

2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’er 46/3

1verða (verb) ‘become, be...’verðr 46/7

2vinna (verb) ‘perform, work...’unnið 46/7

1Yggr (noun m.) ‘Yggr...’Yggjar 46/8

þjóð (noun f.) [°-ar, dat. -/-u; -ir] ‘people...’þjóðar 46/2

 

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