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Life of St Edmund §

Edited by Tarrin Wills

Drag the words in the Old Norse text onto the corresponding words in the translation (this won’t work if a translation has not been entered into the database).

Se munuc þā Abbo binnan twām gēarum gewende hēm tō his mynstre and wearð sōna tō abbode geset on þām ylcan mynstre. 

Then within two years the monk Abbo returned home to his monastery and was straightaway appointed as abbot in that very monastery.  

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Here you can test your Old Norse translation skills by connecting words in the Old Norse text with a translation (if a translation has been entered into the database).

Drag with your finger or mouse the words in Old Norse onto the corresponding words in the English translation. If you are correct, the word will stay and the Old Norse word will be highlighted. If you don’t match the words correctly, the Old Norse word will return to its old position.

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