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Óláfr hvítaskáld Þórðarson (Ólhv)

13th century; volume 2; ed. Lauren Goetting;

Skj info: Óláfr Þórðarson hvítaskáld, Islandsk skjald og lærd, d. 1259. (AII, 92-8, BII, 104-10).

Skj poems:
1. Et digt om kong Hákon
2. Et hrynhent digt
3. Árónsdrápa
4. Af et digt om Thomas Becket
5. Lausavísur

prose works

The Third Grammatical Treatise (TGT) - 330

The Third Grammatical TreatiseTGT

Tarrin Wills 2017, ‘The Third Grammatical Treatise’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].

185 — Ólhv, TGT §12.16

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references grammar quiz


Cite as: Not published: do not cite (Ólhv, TGT §12.16)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Í persóna-skipti verðr sólœcismus sem kvað Haldórr skvaldri:

Orkið Ála serkjar
élfestir þrek mestum
ætt berr grams of grimma
gagnprúðr Sigurðr magni.
Hér er annarr fjórðungr vísu mæltr til annarrar persónu, ok kǫllum vér þat viðmælt, en annarr fjórðungr segir frá hinni þriðju persónu, ok kǫllum vér þat hliðmælt.


Soloecismus occurs in change of person, as Haldórr skvaldri said: [...] Here the first two lines of the verse are spoken in the second person, which we call viðmælt ("direct speech"), but the second two lines are in the third person, which we call hliðmælt ("indirect speech").


editions: Skj Not in Skj;


AM 748 I b 4° (A) 4v, 24 - 4v, 28 (Gramm)  image  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 103, 20 - 103, 23 (Gramm)  transcr.  image  image  image  
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