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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Kálf Kátr 36VII

Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa 36’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 953-4.

Kálfr HallssonKátrínardrápa

text and translation

‘Öllum hlutum er æðri og sælli
Jésús Kristr, en fie og listir
umgeypnandi allrar skepnu
er veitandi manni hverjum.
Hirðir blessar himna dýrðar
hljómraddaðr á efsta dómi
— sunnudagr er þá — sínum mönnum;’
svá greinir það mærin hreina.

‘Jésús Kristr er æðri og sælli öllum hlutum, en {umgeypnandi allrar skepnu} er veitandi hverjum manni fie og listir. {Hirðir dýrðar himna} blessar hljómraddaðr sínum mönnum á efsta dómi; sunnudagr er þá’; svá greinir hreina mærin það.
‘‘Jesus Christ is higher and more blessed than anything else, and the holder [in his hands] of all creation [= God] grants each man wealth and skills. The shepherd of the glory of the heavens [= God] blesses in a loud voice his men at the Last Judgement; it is then Sunday’; thus the pure maiden explains it.

notes and context



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 36: AII, 523, BII, 578, Skald II, 318, NN §§2963, Anm., 3397M, Kahle 1898, 74, 108, Sperber 1911, 51, 81-2.


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