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Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

III. 4. Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise (TGT) - 38

2.2: Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise — Anon (TGT)III

Tarrin Wills 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 536.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38 

cross-references:  21 = Anon (TGT) 17III 

SkP info: III, 558

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31 — Anon (TGT) 31III

also: Anonymous Poems, Verses about a battle (?Stiklarstaðir) 9

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise 31’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 558.

Hár rauð hvassa geira
— hneig þjóð í gras — blóði.

 

The high one reddened sharp spears in blood; people sank into the grass.

context: Cited as a second example of antonomasia (TGT 1927, 78): Antonomasia setr sameiginligt nafn fyrir eiginligu nafniAntonomasia puts a common noun in place of a proper noun’. The first type of antonomasia is af ǫnd ‘by spirit’, exemplified by Ólhv Frag 7. The present stanza exemplifies antonomasia where the substitution is af líkam ‘by the body’ (corresponding to a corpore in Donatus; Holtz 1981, 669), i.e. a word for a physical attribute replaces a proper name.

notes: The fragment resembles Anon (TGT) 3, in particular the clause laut herr í gras ‘the people sank into the grass’. — Antonomasia occurs here in the use of hár ‘the high/tall one’ to refer to a particular person.

texts: TGT 97, TGT 1 9, Gramm 99

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: C. Vers om ubestemmelige personer og begivenheder 23 (AI, 599; BI, 599); Skald I, 292; SnE 1848, 195, SnE 1848-87, II, 166-7, 422, III, 149, TGT 1884, 107, 222, TGT 1927, 79, 106.

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AM 748 I b 4° (A) 7r, 13 - 7r, 14 (TGT)  transcr.  image  image  
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