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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, 962-3

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50 — Kálf Kátr 50VII

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lemmatised words

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(non-lexical) (unclassified)* 50/8

aldri (adv.) ‘never...’ — 50/8

allr (adj.) ‘all...’Öllum 50/1

4at (conj.) ‘that...’ 50/8

3á (prep.) ‘on, at...’ — 50/6

biðja (verb) [°biðr; bað, báðu; beðinn (beiþ- Martin¹ 573‡, bỏþ- HákEirsp 661‰, cf. ed. intr. xl)] ‘ask for, order, pray...’ — 50/4

dómr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i; -ar] ‘judgement; court; -dom, -ness (suffix)...’dómi 50/6

1dýr (noun n.) [°-s (spec.: dyʀiɴs KonrA 66⁴‡, etc., cf. Seip 1955 188-189); -] ‘animal...’dýra 50/4

dýrð (noun f.) [°-ar/-a(NoDipl(1279) 44²ˆ); -ir] ‘glory...’ — 50/3

efri (adj. comp.) [°superl. efstr/øfstr (eft- [$1653$] 13r²³, etc.)] ‘higher, highest...’efsta 50/6

eigandi (noun m.) [°-a; eigendr/eigandar(DN VI (1328) 148¹¹) (nom. sg. æighander DN VII (*13[27-1328]›DonVar 1—) 142²²)] ‘[owner, owners]...’Eigendur* 50/5

4en (conj.) ‘than...’ — 50/3

1engill (noun m.) [°engils; englar] ‘angel...’eingla 50/1

fagr (adj.) [°fagran; compar. fegri, superl. fegrstr] ‘fair, beautiful...’fagra 50/5

fyr (prep.) ‘for, over, because of, etc....’ — 50/5

háleitr (adj.) ‘glorious, sublime...’háleitri 50/3

3hár (adj.) [°-van; compar. hǽrri, superl. hǽstr] ‘high...’hæsta 50/7

heilagr (adj.) [°helgan; compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘holy, sacred...’helgum 50/7

hljóta (verb) ‘alot, gain...’hljóti 50/8

iðrun (noun f.) [°iðranar/iðrunar] ‘repentance...’iðran 50/5

jǫtunn (noun m.) [°jǫtuns, dat. jǫtni; jǫtnar] ‘giant...’jötna 50/6

kristinn (adj.) [°superl. kristnastr] ‘Christian...’kristnum 50/2

Kristr (noun m.) [°-s/-, dat. -i; -ar] ‘Christ...’Kristi 50/7

kunna (verb) ‘know, can, be able...’ — 50/4

maðr (noun m.) ‘man, person...’mönnum 50/2

með (prep.) ‘with...’ — 50/7

orð (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘word...’ — 50/2, orðum 50/3

rómr (noun m.) [°dat. -] ‘voice, applause...’róms 50/6

2sannr (adj.) [°-an; compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘true...’sönn 50/2

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...’það 50/2

stillir (noun m.) ‘ruler...’ — 50/1

svá (adv.) ‘so, thus...’ — 50/8

tígn (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘honour...’ — 50/7

Ullr (noun m.) ‘Ullr...’Ullar 50/3

2unnr (noun f.) ‘wave...’unnar 50/4

2veita (verb) ‘grant, give...’veitir 50/1

2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’eru 50/2

þrjóta (verb) [str. 2; þrýtr, þraut, þrutu, þrotinn] ‘end, fail...’þrjóti 50/8

 

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