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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].

212 — Ólhv, TGT §14.4

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references grammar quiz


Cite as: Not published: do not cite (Ólhv, TGT §14.4)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Auferesis gagnstaðlig próthesi ok tekr hon af upphafi orðs staf eða samstǫfu sem þá at v sé tekit af í þessu nafni vrungu, þvíat þýðerskir menn ok danskir hafa v fyrir r í þessu nafni ok mǫrgum ǫðrum, ok þat hyggjum vér fornt mál vera, en nú er þat kallat vinðandin forna í skáldskap, þvíat þat er nú ekki haft í nórænu máli.


Aphaeresis is the opposite to prothesis, being the subtraction of aletter or syllable from the beginning of a word, as if "v" were to be taken from the form vrǫngu, for the Germans and Danes have "v" before the "r" in this form and many others, However we consider that archaic speech, and that practice is now called old vinðandi in poetry because it is no longer customary in Norse speech.


editions: Skj Not in Skj;


AM 748 I b 4° (A) 5v, 17 - 5v, 20 (Gramm)  image  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 105, 18 - 105, 21 (Gramm)  transcr.  image  image  image  
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