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Ólhv, TGT §11.2

Óláfr hvítaskáld Þórðarson, The Third Grammatical Treatise 139 — ed. Tarrin Wills

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Óláfr hvítaskáld ÞórðarsonThe Third Grammatical Treatise

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Barbarismus fekk af því nafn, at, þá er rómverskir hǫfðingjar hǫfðu náliga unnit alla verǫldina undir sína tígn, tóku þeir unga menn af ǫllum þjóðum ok fluttu þá í Rómam ok kendu þeim at tala rómverska tungu. Þá drógu margir ónæmir menn látínuna eptir sínu eiginligu máli ok spiltu svá tungunni. Kǫlluðu Rómverjar þann máls-lǫst bararismum, þvíat þeir nefndu allar þjóðir barbaros nema Girki ok Látínu-menn.


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.


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