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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

drápa sb. f. [-u]

drape, flerstrofet (mindst tyvestrofet) digt (oftest i ‘dróttkvǽðr háttr’) alm. med et el. flere omkvæd indskudt med regelmæssige mellemrum (fornemmere end ‘flokkr’) ‖ poem consisting of many stanzas (minimum twenty) (most often in ‘dróttkvǽðr háttr’) generally with one or more refrain inserted at regular intervals (of higher status than ‘flokkr’)
 tvítug/... drápa drape på tyve/... strofer ‖ ‘drápa’ consisting of twenty/... stanzas

Forms: drápu (18); drapu (13); drapv (11); drapa (4); drápa (4); drapuna (3); drapo (3); drapan (2); dräpu (2); ðrapvnne (1); drapunnar (1); drápunni (1); draápu (1); drapvr (1); drápv (1); drapvnvm (1);

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; LP (cf. corr.); AJ; deVr; Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; Bl

Literature: Frank 1978 37; Halldór Halldórsson 1958 136-140; Holtsmark 1961 [KLNM 6] 225; Holtsmark 1962 [KLNM 7] 606; Jón Helgason 1953 [NK 8:B] 110-111, 127-128; Kreutzer 1977 87-88; Lie 1958 [KLNM 3] 351-352; Lie 1959 [KLNM 4] 425; Sigurður Nordal 1931-1932 [APS 6] 144; Turville-Petre 1976 xxxix; Whaley 1998 30-31

Genre. (expected): historical works: 32 (12); family sagas: 17 (8); contemporary sagas: 11 (5); þættir: 5 (1); learned works: 2 (2);