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Kálf Kátr 2VII

Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa 2’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 933.

Kálfr HallssonKátrínardrápa
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Orð ‘words’

orð (noun n.; °-s; -): word

[1] Orð temi: ‘Or[...]’ 713, ‘(Orð ge)fi’ 399a‑bˣ, ‘[...] m’ 920ˣ, ‘Orðin?’ written superscript 444ˣ

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temi ‘Guide’

temja (verb): tame

[1] Orð temi: ‘Or[...]’ 713, ‘(Orð ge)fi’ 399a‑bˣ, ‘[...] m’ 920ˣ, ‘Orðin?’ written superscript 444ˣ

notes

[1] temi ‘guide’: Skj B has tem; it seems more appropriate to have a subj. form to parallel styrki (cf. NN §3382A).

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‘he’

1. sá (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

notes

[1-2] sá er skírði skjöldung tjalls skýja ‘he who baptised the king of the tent of the clouds [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)]’: John the Baptist, appropriately included among the prophets and Apostles in a story urging conversion and baptism; cf. st. 9/4.

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er ‘who’

2. er (conj.): who, which, when

notes

[1-2] sá er skírði skjöldung tjalls skýja ‘he who baptised the king of the tent of the clouds [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)]’: John the Baptist, appropriately included among the prophets and Apostles in a story urging conversion and baptism; cf. st. 9/4.

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skjöldung ‘the king’

skjǫldungr (noun m.): king

kennings

skjöldung tjalls skýja,
‘the king of the tent of the clouds ’
   = God

the tent of the clouds → SKY/HEAVEN
the king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[1-2] sá er skírði skjöldung tjalls skýja ‘he who baptised the king of the tent of the clouds [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)]’: John the Baptist, appropriately included among the prophets and Apostles in a story urging conversion and baptism; cf. st. 9/4.

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skírði ‘baptised’

skíra (verb): baptise, purify

notes

[1-2] sá er skírði skjöldung tjalls skýja ‘he who baptised the king of the tent of the clouds [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)]’: John the Baptist, appropriately included among the prophets and Apostles in a story urging conversion and baptism; cf. st. 9/4.

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skýja ‘of the clouds’

ský (noun n.; °-s; -): cloud

kennings

skjöldung tjalls skýja,
‘the king of the tent of the clouds ’
   = God

the tent of the clouds → SKY/HEAVEN
the king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[1-2] sá er skírði skjöldung tjalls skýja ‘he who baptised the king of the tent of the clouds [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)]’: John the Baptist, appropriately included among the prophets and Apostles in a story urging conversion and baptism; cf. st. 9/4.

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skýja ‘of the clouds’

ský (noun n.; °-s; -): cloud

kennings

skjöldung tjalls skýja,
‘the king of the tent of the clouds ’
   = God

the tent of the clouds → SKY/HEAVEN
the king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[1-2] sá er skírði skjöldung tjalls skýja ‘he who baptised the king of the tent of the clouds [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)]’: John the Baptist, appropriately included among the prophets and Apostles in a story urging conversion and baptism; cf. st. 9/4.

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tjalls ‘of the tent’

tjald (noun n.; °-s; *-): tent, awning

kennings

skjöldung tjalls skýja,
‘the king of the tent of the clouds ’
   = God

the tent of the clouds → SKY/HEAVEN
the king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[1-2] sá er skírði skjöldung tjalls skýja ‘he who baptised the king of the tent of the clouds [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)]’: John the Baptist, appropriately included among the prophets and Apostles in a story urging conversion and baptism; cf. st. 9/4.

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tjalls ‘of the tent’

tjald (noun n.; °-s; *-): tent, awning

kennings

skjöldung tjalls skýja,
‘the king of the tent of the clouds ’
   = God

the tent of the clouds → SKY/HEAVEN
the king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[1-2] sá er skírði skjöldung tjalls skýja ‘he who baptised the king of the tent of the clouds [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)]’: John the Baptist, appropriately included among the prophets and Apostles in a story urging conversion and baptism; cf. st. 9/4.

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allir ‘all’

allr (adj.): all

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mæstir ‘greatest’

meiri (adj. comp.; °meiran; superl. mestr): more, most

[3] mæstir: ‘m[...]’ 713, ‘m(estir)’ 399a‑bˣ, ‘m [...]’ 920ˣ, ‘[...] ⸜veitti⸝’ 444ˣ

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gnótt ‘abundance’

gnótt (noun f.): abundance

[6] gnótt þá: ‘[...]a’ 713, ‘(þrótt)’(?) 399a‑bˣ, ‘[...]’ 920ˣ, ‘[...] ⸜gnott?⸝’ 444ˣ

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þá ‘’

1. sá (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

[6] gnótt þá: ‘[...]a’ 713, ‘(þrótt)’(?) 399a‑bˣ, ‘[...]’ 920ˣ, ‘[...] ⸜gnott?⸝’ 444ˣ

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öll ‘entire’

allr (adj.): all

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stillis ‘of the ruler’s’

stillir (noun m.): ruler

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* ‘’

(non-lexical)

[8] * óðsemjanda drápu: í ótemjandi drápu 713, 444ˣ, í ótem[jandi d]rápu 399a‑bˣ, ‘í ótemjandi [...] drápu drápu’ 920ˣ

notes

[8] óðsemjanda (acc. sg.) ‘the composer of poetry’: So Skj B. Kock (Skald) has jótemjanda ‘tamer of horses’, but his interpretation seems rather farfetched (see NN §§1775, 3382B).

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óðsemjanda ‘the composer of poetry’

óðsemjandi (noun m.): composer of poetry

[8] * óðsemjanda drápu: í ótemjandi drápu 713, 444ˣ, í ótem[jandi d]rápu 399a‑bˣ, ‘í ótemjandi [...] drápu drápu’ 920ˣ

notes

[8] óðsemjanda (acc. sg.) ‘the composer of poetry’: So Skj B. Kock (Skald) has jótemjanda ‘tamer of horses’, but his interpretation seems rather farfetched (see NN §§1775, 3382B).

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drápudrápa

drápa (noun f.; °-u): poem with refrains

[8] * óðsemjanda drápu: í ótemjandi drápu 713, 444ˣ, í ótem[jandi d]rápu 399a‑bˣ, ‘í ótemjandi [...] drápu drápu’ 920ˣ

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