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Kálfr Hallsson (Kálf)

14th century; volume 7; ed. Kirsten Wolf;

Kátrínardrápa (Kátr) - 51

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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.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa (AII, 516-26, BII, 569-82)

SkP info: VII, 961

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47 — Kálf Kátr 47VII

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lemmatised words

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4at (conj.) ‘that...’ 47/2

3á (prep.) ‘on, at...’ — 47/1

árnaðarorð (noun n.) [°-s] ‘°intercession...’árnaðarorðs 47/7

árnaðr (noun m.) ‘[intercession]...’árnaðar 47/7

biðja (verb) [°biðr; bað, báðu; beðinn (beiþ- Martin¹ 573‡, bỏþ- HákEirsp 661‰, cf. ed. intr. xl)] ‘ask for, order, pray...’bið 47/5

binda (verb) [°bindr; batt/bant(cf. [$332$]), bundu; bundinn] ‘bind, tie...’bundið 47/3

dýrr (adj.) [°compar. -ri/-ari, superl. -str/-astr] ‘precious...’Dýra 47/5

dœmi (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘judgement, example...’dæmi 47/6

dœmistóll (noun m.) [°·stóls, dat. ·stóli; ·stólar] ‘judgement seat...’dæmistóls 47/6

dǫglingr (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘king, ruler...’döglings 47/5

ek (pron.) [°mín, dat. mér, acc. mik] ‘I, me...’eg 47/1, eg 47/3, eg 47/5

fúlr (adj.) ‘foul...’fúlar 47/4

fyr (prep.) ‘for, over, because of, etc....’ — 47/8

grœða (verb) ‘heal...’græddi 47/2

gætir (noun m.) ‘guardian...’gæti 47/1

hafa (verb) ‘have...’hefi 47/3

háleitr (adj.) ‘glorious, sublime...’háleitan 47/8

heimr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i/-; -ar] ‘home, abode; world...’heims 47/6

2heita (verb) ‘be called, promise...’ — 47/1

hilmir (noun m.) ‘prince, protector...’hilmi 47/7

himinn (noun m.) [°himins, dat. himni; himnar] ‘heaven, sky...’himna 47/1

hlýrn (noun n.) ‘heavenly body, sky-light...’hlýrna 47/7

3hræða (verb) ‘fear, be afraid...’hræddr 47/2

minn (pron.) [°f. mín, n. mitt] ‘my...’minni 47/8, mitt 47/4, mín 47/2

móðir (noun f.) ‘mother...’móður 47/5

3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’og 47/2, og 47/6

orð (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘word...’orðs 47/7

sál (noun f.) [°-ar, dat. -u/-; -ir] ‘soul...’sálu 47/8

2sár (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘wound...’ — 47/3

sem (conj.) ‘as, which...’ — 47/6

skelfa (verb) ‘cause to shake...’skelfdur 47/2

sól (noun f.) [°-ar, dat. -u/-; -ir] ‘sun...’sólar 47/6

1stóll (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i/-; -ar] ‘seat, throne...’stóls 47/6

synð (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘sin...’syndir 47/4

2við (prep.) ‘with, against...’ — 47/4, 47/7

vilja (verb) ‘want, intend...’vil 47/1

ynði (noun n.) [°-s] ‘pleasure...’yndi 47/4

því (adv.) ‘therefore, because...’ — 47/3

2ǫnd (noun f.) [°andar, dat. ǫnd/ǫndu; andir] ‘soul, breath...’andar 47/3

 

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