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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon (TGT) 3III

Tarrin Wills (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise 3’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 539.

Anonymous LausavísurStanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise

text and translation

Lofðungr gekk at Lakkar
— laut herr í gras — snerru.

Lofðungr gekk at {snerru Lakkar}; herr laut í gras.
‘The prince went to the onslaught of Hlǫkk <valkyrie> [BATTLE]; the army fell in the grass.

notes and context

Cited as an example of barbarismus involving the removal of aspiration (aftekning áblásningar), i.e. the aspirated [h] (see Note to l. 1 below).



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], C. Vers om ubestemmelige personer og begivenheder 16: AI, 599, BI, 599, Skald I, 292; SnE 1818, 312, SnE 1848, 183, SnE 1848-87, II, 104-5, 407, 510, III, 139, TGT 1884, 15, 68, 177, TGT 1927, 46, 93.


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