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Ólhv, TGT §13.6

Óláfr hvítaskáld Þórðarson, The Third Grammatical Treatise 193 — ed. Tarrin Wills

Not published: do not cite (Ólhv, TGT §13.6)

Óláfr hvítaskáld ÞórðarsonThe Third Grammatical Treatise

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Sá lǫstr heyrir ok cacenphaton, er vér kǫllum nykrat eða finngálknat, ok verðr þat mest í nýgørvingum sem hér:

Hringtælir gaf hálu
hlýrsólar mér dýra
oss kom hrund til handa
hræpolls drifin golli
sút þá er Herjans hattar.
Hér er øxin kǫlluð í ǫðrum helmingi trǫllkona skjaldar eða valkyrja, en í ǫðrum helmingi sút hjálmsins, ok er þar svá skipt líkneskjum á hinum sama hlut, sem nykrinn skiptiz á margar leiðir.


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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