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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon (TGT) 37III

Tarrin Wills (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise 37’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 562.

Anonymous LausavísurStanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise

text and translation

Ekl vasa ógn á Stiklar-
óblíð -stǫðum síðan.

Óblíð ógn vasa ekl síðan á Stiklarstǫðum.
‘Unpleasant fighting was not lacking later at Stiklestad.

notes and context

Cited as an example of tmesis (‘themesis’ A, ‘temesis’ W), i.e. the interposing of other elements between the parts of a compound word (TGT 1927, 83): Themesis slítr í sundr eitt orð ok setr annan part í milli ‘Tmesis pulls apart a word and puts another part in between’.

The tmesis here is shown by the separation of the elements of the compound p. n. Stiklarstaðir.



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 26: AI, 596, BI, 597, Skald I, 291; SnE 1818, 331, SnE 1848, 197, SnE 1848-87, II, 176-7, 424, III, 150, TGT 1884, 30, 112, 228, TGT 1927, 83, 107.


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