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'þennann efterfylgiande Part Bökarennar Eddu kalla sumer Menn Skalldu: og talar fyrst um hliödsgrein', a treatise on the kinds and grammatical style of the old Icelandic poetry, written in the 18th cent.

MS. Boreal 69
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Beg. 'Hvad eru Hliodsgreyner ? Þrennar': at end 'Endar Skällda'.

Part of this treatise appears to be from the Eddu-brot in the Edda Snorra Storlusonar. On fol. 14-16 are a Runic alphabet, some notes of events, 1617-30, etc.

A probably unique MS.


  • written in the 18th cent.


17 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Icelandic


MS. Boreal 69

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 20710

A catalogue by Magnusen, dated 1828, is in the Library, and was printed in 1832 with the title 'Catalogus...codicum cliii manuscriptorum Borealium præcipuæ Islandicæ originis, ...autcore... Finno Magnæo, Islando'.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/4 × 6 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom