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].

221 — Ólhv, TGT §14.13

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Cite as: Not published: do not cite (Ólhv, TGT §14.13)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Sínaliphe tekr ór annan raddarstaf, ef ii. raddarstafir standaz hit næsta í tveim samstǫfum sem í Bjúgum vísum:

61. Hvés ef ek hleyp at krúsi.
Hér er ór tekit annat e í þessi sǫgn, hvés, ok gǫr ein samstafa af tveim til þess at skothendingar sé jamnhávar. Þar er ok ein samstafa gǫr af tveim pǫrtum viðrorði ok orði ok er þat sólœcismus.


Synaloephe consists in the omission or one of the vowels, if two stand together in two syllables, as is the case here: [...] Here, the second "e" is removed in the form hvés and two syllables are reduced to one so that the skothendingar ("internal half rhymes") are equal. Moreover, soloecismus occurs here, because one syllable has been made of two parts of speech, an adverb and a verb.


editions: Skj Not in Skj;


AM 748 I b 4° (A) 6r, 1 - 6r, 5 (Gramm)  image  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 106, 5 - 106, 8 (Gramm)  transcr.  image  image  image  
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