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Markús Skeggjason (Mark)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Jayne Carroll;

Eiríksdrápa (Eirdr) - 32

Skj info: Markús Skeggjason, Isl. lovsigemand og skjald, d. 1107. (AI, 444-53, BI, 414-21).

Skj poems:
1. Eiríksdrápa
2. Knútsdrápa(?)
3. Kristsdrápa(?)
4. Lausavísur

Markús Skeggjason (Mark) was the son of Skeggi Bjarnason and possibly a brother of the poet Þórarinn Skeggjason (ÞSkegg). He was lawspeaker in Iceland from 1084 until his death on 15 October 1107. In Íslendingabók (Íslb, ÍF 1, 22) he is named as an important informant for Ari Þorgilsson about the lives of the earlier lawspeakers in Iceland. He had gained this information from his brother, father and grandfather. Markús appears to have had close ties to the Church: during his time as lawspeaker, and with his guidance, Gizurr Ísleifsson, bishop of Skálholt (1081-1118), established the Icel. tithe laws (ÍF 1, 22). Markús was among the most respected poets in the canon of the C13th and he is cited often in SnE and TGT (see below).

In Skáldatal, Markús is associated with S. Knútr Sveinsson of Denmark (d. 1086), Eiríkr inn góði ‘the Good’ Sveinsson of Denmark (d. 1103), and Ingi Steinkelsson of Sweden (d. 1110) (SnE 1848-87, III, 252, 258, 260, 267, 271, 283, see also 348-53). An extended hrynhent poem about Eiríkr (Mark Eirdr), composed after his death in 1103, and one helmingr about ‘Sveinn’s brother’, probably S. Knútr (Mark KnútdrIII), survive, alongside one helmingr and a couplet from a possible drápa about Christ (Mark KristdrIII) and two lvv. (Mark Lv 1-2III). Aside from Eirdr, all of Markús’s extant poetry is transmitted in SnE or TGT, and it has been edited in SkP III.

Eiríksdrápa (‘Drápa about Eiríkr’) — Mark EirdrII

Jayne Carroll 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Markús Skeggjason, Eiríksdrápa’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 432-60.

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Skj: Markús Skeggjason: 1. Eiríksdrápa, o. 1104 (AI, 444-52, BI, 414-20); stanzas (if different): 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

SkP info: II, 449

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20 — Mark Eirdr 20II

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lemmatised words

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5at (nota) ‘to (with infinitive)...’ — 20/6

3brenna (verb) [(weak, transitive)] ‘to burn (weak, intr.)...’brenndi 20/4

byggð (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘dwelling, settlement...’byggðum 20/2

Eiríkr (noun m.) ‘Eiríkr...’Eirekr 20/4

1eisa (noun f.) [°; -ur] ‘flame, ember...’Eisur 20/5

eldi (noun n.) ‘fire...’ — 20/3

elri (noun n.) ‘alder-tree...’elris 20/8

2en (conj.) ‘but, and...’ — 20/7

falla (verb) ‘fall...’ — 20/6

2fullr (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘full, complete...’full 20/2

grand (noun n.) ‘injury...’ — 20/8

hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’þeira 20/4

3hár (adj.) [°-van; compar. hǽrri, superl. hǽstr] ‘high...’hôtt 20/5

heiðinn (adj.) ‘heathen...’Heiðin 20/1

himinn (noun m.) [°himins, dat. himni; himnar] ‘heaven, sky...’himni 20/8

hjarta (noun n.) [°-; *-u] ‘heart...’hjǫrtu 20/1

hryggð (noun f.) [°-ar] ‘sorrow...’hryggðar 20/2

hryggðarfullr (adj.)hryggðarfull 20/2

hús (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘house...’húsum 20/5

hǫlðr (noun m.) [°-s; -ar] ‘man...’haulda 20/3

1hǫll (noun f.) [°hallar, dat. -u/-; hallir] ‘hall...’hallir 20/6

í (prep.) ‘in, into...’ — 20/2, 20/5, 20/8

kynda (verb) ‘kindle...’kyndusk 20/5

1líða (verb) ‘move, glide...’leið 20/7

lýðr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -; -ir] ‘one of the people...’lýða 20/1

1 (verb) ‘reach, get, manage...’nôðu 20/6

3of (prep.) ‘around, from; too...’ — 20/3

ótal (noun n.) ‘countless...’ — 20/3

1ótta (noun f.) [°-u] ‘dawn...’óttu 20/7

1salr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -; dat. sǫlum] ‘hall...’sali 20/4

standa (verb) ‘stand...’ — 20/8

svífa (verb) ‘sweep...’sveif 20/3

uppi (adv.) ‘up, up in...’ — 20/7

2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’vôru 20/1

Vinðr (noun m.) [°; vinðr/-ir] ‘the Wends...’Vinða 20/2

víðr (adj.) ‘far...’vítt 20/6

2þykkja (verb) ‘seem, think...’þótti 20/7

 

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