Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Óláfr hvítaskáld Þórðarson (Ólhv)

13th century; volume 2; ed. Lauren Goetting;

Skj info: Óláfr Þórðarson hvítaskáld, Islandsk skjald og lærd, d. 1259. (AII, 92-8, BII, 104-10).

Skj poems:
1. Et digt om kong Hákon
2. Et hrynhent digt
3. Árónsdrápa
4. Af et digt om Thomas Becket
5. Lausavísur

prose works

The Third Grammatical Treatise (TGT) - 330

The Third Grammatical TreatiseTGT

Tarrin Wills 2017, ‘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 [check printed volume for citation].

61 — Ólhv, TGT §3.19

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references grammar quiz


Cite as: Not published: do not cite (Ólhv, TGT §3.19)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

En Priscianus segir eigi mega ráða stafsins merking, hvárt hans nafn hefz af raddarstaf eða eiginligu hljóði, sem marka má í þessu stafrófi ok mǫrgum ǫðrum, er náliga hefjaz allir stafir af sínu hljóði, bæði raddarstafir ok samhljóðendr, ok halda þó fullkomliga sínum merkingum.

(But Priscian says one cannot determine the value of the letter — whether its name begins with a vowel or its own sound — as can be observed in this alphabet and many others, where nearly all letters begin with their own sound, both vowels and consonants, and yet fully retain their value. )

editions: Skj Not in Skj;


AM 748 I b 4° (A) 2r, 34 - 2v, 3 (Gramm)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 96, 23 - 96, 26 (Gramm)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 757 b 4° (w) 2r, 16 - 2v, 4 (Gramm)  transcr.  image  
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