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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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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].

9 — Ólhv, TGT §1.8

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance grammar quiz


Cite as: Not published: do not cite (Ólhv, TGT §1.8)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

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.

(Some sound which occurs from non-living things is indistinct like the howling of winds or the roaring of waters or the rumble of thunder, but some sound is divisible (distinguishable) according to natural consonance, which philosophers called music; and the most sublime and noble sound arises from the movement of those seven rings in which the sun and moon and five ‘marking’ stars — which are called planets — travel, and that is called caelestis harmonia or heavenly type of sounds. Plato said that these stars have life and reason and are immortal.)

editions: Skj Not in Skj; SnE 1818, 298, SnE 1848, 173-4, SnE 1848-87, II, 398TGT 1884, 34TGT 1927, 21, TGT 1998, 42, TGT 2001, 76.


AM 748 I b 4° (A) 1r, 21 - 1r, 26 (GrammSkáld)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 94, 18 - 94, 23 (Gramm)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 757 a 4° (B) 1r, 10 - 1r, 14 (TGT)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 757 b 4° (w) 1v, 1 - 1v, 11 (Gramm)  transcr.  image  
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