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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, 963-4

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51 — Kálf Kátr 51VII

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lemmatised words

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(unknown) (unclassified)†bernit† 51/4

3at (prep.) ‘at, to...’ 51/8

3á (prep.) ‘on, at...’ — 51/5

bréf (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘letter...’briefi 51/7

efni (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘material...’ — 51/2

2en (conj.) ‘but, and...’ — 51/4

frater (noun ?) ‘[monk]...’fráter 51/4

gefa (verb) ‘give...’gaf 51/3

hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’ — 51/4, honum 51/3

heiti (noun n.) ‘name, promise...’heiti 51/8, 51/3

í (prep.) ‘in, into...’ — 51/7

Kátrína (noun f.) ‘[Catherine]...’Káterín 51/1

land (noun n.) [°-s; *-] ‘land...’landi 51/6

Laufi (noun m.) [°-a] ‘Laufi...’Laufa 51/7

leita (verb) ‘seek, look for, attack...’leita 51/8

letr (noun n.) [°letrs; letr] ‘[writing, record]...’letrið 51/5

líta (verb) ‘look, see; appear...’Líttu 51/5

maðr (noun m.) ‘man, person...’ — 51/5

með (prep.) ‘with...’ — 51/2

mega (verb) ‘may, might...’máttu 51/8

mætr (adj.) [°compar. -ri/-ari, superl. -astr] ‘honoured, respected...’mætum 51/1

(adv.) ‘now...’ — 51/4

1óðr (noun m.) ‘poem...’óðar 51/6, óði 51/1

rita (verb) ‘write...’reit 51/6

1saga (noun f.) [°*-u; *-ur] ‘story, saga...’söguna 51/2

segja (verb) ‘say, tell...’segir 51/6

1sjá (pron.) [°gen. þessa dat. þessum/þeima, acc. þenna; f. sjá/þessi; n. þetta, dat. þessu/þvísa; pl. þessir] ‘this...’þessa 51/2, þetta 51/5

vates (unclassified) ‘[poet]...’vátes 51/4

várr (pron.) [°f. ór/vár; pl. órir/várir] ‘our...’váru 51/8

veitir (noun m.) ‘giver...’ — 51/6

2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’er 51/4

2við (prep.) ‘with, against...’ — 51/1

1viðr (noun m.) [°-ar, dat. -i/-; -ir, acc. -u/-i] ‘wood, tree...’viðarins 51/3

Vítulus (noun m.) ‘[Kálfur]...’Vítulus 51/3

þollr (noun m.) ‘fir-tree...’ — 51/7

unlemmatised words — gless (51); læstu (51)

 

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