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Markús Skeggjason (Mark)

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

Eiríksdrápa (Eirdr) - 32

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.

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 

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, 452-3

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23 — Mark Eirdr 23II

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lemmatised words

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af (prep.) ‘from...’ — 23/4

allr (adj.) ‘all...’ǫllu 23/7

3at (prep.) ‘at, to...’ — 23/7

betr (adv.) [°superl. bezt/bazt; pos. „ vel adv.] ‘better...’beztr 23/7

borð (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘side, plank, board; table...’borði 23/8

bǫð (noun f.) [°-s; -] ‘battle...’bǫðvar 23/7

dómr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i; -ar] ‘judgement; court; -dom, -ness (suffix)...’dóms 23/1

2er (conj.) ‘who, which, when...’es 23/6

fimm (num. cardinal) ‘five...’ — 23/4

flaust (noun n.) ‘ship...’ — 23/6

fyr (prep.) ‘for, over, because of, etc....’ — 23/8

1gera (verb) ‘do, make...’gørva 23/3

1gramr (noun m.) ‘ruler...’ — 23/6

grœðir (noun m.) ‘?healer, ?ocean...’ — 23/1

herr (noun m.) [°-s/-jar, dat. -; -jar, gen. -ja/herra] ‘army, host...’herjar 23/3

hollr (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘loyal...’holl 23/3

hollvinr (noun m.) ‘loyal friend...’ — 23/3

2hreinn (adj.) [°compar. hreinari/hreinni, superl. hreinastr/hreinstr] ‘pure...’hrein 23/4

hǫfuðkirkja (noun f.) ‘cathedral...’hǫfuðkirkjur 23/2

láta (verb) ‘let, have sth done...’lét 23/3, lét 23/6

með (prep.) ‘with...’ — 23/5

merkja (verb) ‘mark, signify...’merkð 23/8

musteri (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘church, temple...’ — 23/4

norðan (adv.) ‘from the north...’ — 23/8

3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’ — 23/7

Saxland (noun n.) ‘[Saxony]...’ — 23/8

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...’þau 23/5

setja (verb) ‘place, set, establish...’setti 23/1

2skrýða (verb) ‘adorn, clothe...’skrýddar 23/2

smíða (verb) ‘craft...’ — 23/6

snjallr (adj.) ‘quick, resourceful, bold...’ — 23/7

steinn (noun m.) [°steins; steinar] ‘stone, colour...’steini 23/4

1tíð (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘time...’tíða 23/6

tírr (noun m.) [°-s] ‘glory, honour...’tíri 23/5

tryggð (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir/-ar] ‘security, oath...’tryggðar 23/5

2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’Vôru 23/5

vinr (noun m.) [°-ar, dat. -/(-i OsvReyk 92.17); -ir] ‘friend...’ — 23/3

virki (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘stronghold...’ — 23/2

1víða (adv.) ‘widely...’ — 23/1

vísdómr (noun m.) ‘wisdom...’vísdóms 23/1

1víss (adj.) ‘wise, certain(ly)...’vís 23/1

þar (adv.) ‘there...’ — 23/3

 

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