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Runic Dictionary

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Anon Alpost 5VII l. 1

þessa — of this

lemma:

1. sjá (pron.; °gen. þessa dat. þessum/þeima, acc. þenna; f. sjá/þessi; n. þetta, dat. þessu/þvísa; pl. þessir): this

readings:

[1] þessa: ‘þesse’ 721

notes:

[1] þessa (m. gen. sg.) ‘of this’: Ms. ‘þesse’ (m. nom. sg.) ‘this’. Finnur Jónsson and Kock emend to þessa, m. gen. sg., modifying Jóns, interpreting ll. 1-2 as ‘James, brother of this John’ (i.e. the Apostle referred to in the preceding st.). The ms. reading might alternatively be retained and the passage read: ‘this James, John’s brother’, i.e. James the Great, as opposed to James the Less, the subject of st. 8 below. The detail that James the Great was John’s older brother derives ultimately from scripture (cf. Matt. IV.21; Mark I.19; Acts XII.2).

kennings:

grammar:

Pronouns and determiners: sjá/þessi (this)



masc.fem.neut.
sing. N
A
G
D
sjá/þessi
þenna/þennan
þessa
þessum
sjá/þessi
þessa
þessar
þessi/þessari

þetta/þettað
þetta/þettað
þessa
þessu

pl. N
A
G
D
þessir
þessa
þessa
þessum
þessar
þessar
þessa
þessum
þessi
þessi
þessa
þessum
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