drott-kvaett

noun
\ ˈdrōtˌkfāt \
plural -s

Definition of drott-kvaett 

: an Old Icelandic verse consisting of a stanza of eight regular lines with a complex pattern of internal and terminal rhyme, alliteration, and especially alternation of consonance with full rhyme at the ends of lines

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History and Etymology for drott-kvaett

modification of Old Norse drōttkvæthr, drōttkvæthi, from drōtt retinue + -kvæthr, kvæthi poem, from kvetha to say, speak, recite

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