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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon (TGT) 16III

Tarrin Wills (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise 16’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 548.

Anonymous LausavísurStanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise

text and translation

Út réð Ingólfr leita
ógnreifr með Hjǫrleifi.

Ógnreifr Ingólfr réð leita út með Hjǫrleifi.
‘The battle-glad Ingólfr travelled to Iceland with Hjǫrleifr.

notes and context

Cited as a second example of metaplasmus by prothesis, which Óláfr defines in the conventional sense (TGT 1927, 61): Próthesis er viðrlagning stafs eða samstǫfu í upphafi orðsProthesis is the addition of a letter or syllable to the beginning of a word’. This example is of the addition of a syllable (viðlagning samstǫfu).



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], B. Vers om bestemte personer og begivenheder 25: AI, 596, BI, 597, Skald I, 291; SnE 1818, 320, SnE 1848, 189, SnE 1848-87, II, 134-5, 415, III, 145, TGT 1884, 21, 87, 199, TGT 1927, 61, 101.


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