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Ólhv, TGT §1.8

Óláfr hvítaskáld Þórðarson, The Third Grammatical Treatise 9 — ed. Tarrin Wills

Not published: do not cite (Ólhv, TGT §1.8)

Óláfr hvítaskáld ÞórðarsonThe Third Grammatical Treatise

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Hljóð þat er verðr af líflausum hlutum er sumt ógreiniligt ⟨sem vinda gnýr eða vatna þytr eða reiðar þrumur, en sumt hljóð er greiniligt⟩ eptir náttúruligri samhljóðan, þeiri er philosophi kǫlluðu músikám; ok verðr þat hljóð hit efsta ok hit æzta af hrœring hringa þeira sjau er sól ok tungl ok fimm merkistjǫrnur ganga í þær er eru kallaðar, ok heitir þat eða himnesk hljóðagrein. Þessar stjǫrnur sagði Plato hafa líf ok skyn ok vera ódauðligar.


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