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Ólhv, TGT §12.2

Óláfr hvítaskáld Þórðarson, The Third Grammatical Treatise 171 — ed. Tarrin Wills

Not published: do not cite (Ólhv, TGT §12.2)

Óláfr hvítaskáld ÞórðarsonThe Third Grammatical Treatise

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Sólœcismus fekk nafn af borg þeiri, er forðum var kǫlluð Solœ, en nú heitir Pentapólis. Þeirar borgar lýðr fór til Athenis-borgar í Girklandi at nema þar mál ok þá spiltu þeir hvárri tveggju tungunni með vándum orða-drætti, ok kǫlluðu Girkir þann máls-lǫst sólœcismum af borginni Solœ ok cismus, þat er slita eða sundrskorning at váru máli, þvíat sá lǫstr sleit málsins parta, þá er spilti tungunum.


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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