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Sigv Austv 11I/4 — lítinn ‘little’

Jór rinnr aptanskœru
allsvangr gǫtur langar;
vǫll kná hófr til hallar
— hǫfum lítinn dag — slíta.
Nús, þats blakkr of bekki
berr mik Dǫnum ferri;
fákr laust drengs í díki
— dœgr mœtask nú — fœti.

Allsvangr jór rinnr langar gǫtur aptanskœru; hófr kná slíta vǫll til hallar; hǫfum lítinn dag. Nús, þats blakkr berr mik of bekki ferri Dǫnum; fákr drengs laust fœti í díki; dœgr mœtask nú.

[My] famished steed runs on the long tracks in the twilight; the hoof can tear the ground on the way to the hall; we have little daylight. Now it is that [my] dark mount carries me over streams far from the Danes; the good fellow’s [my] charger struck with its foot [stumbled] in a ditch; night and day meet now.

readings

[4] lítinn: so 325V, 325VI, 75a, 73aˣ, 78aˣ, 68, 61, Holm4, 75c, 325VII, Flat, , lítin Holm2, 972ˣ, Tóm, Bb, ‘litt[…]’ R686ˣ

grammar

Strong form: in -ll

masc.fem.neut.
sing. N
A
G
D
gamall
gamlan
gamals
gǫmlum
gǫmul
gamla
gamallar
gamalli
gamalt
gamalt
gamals
gǫmlu
pl. N
A
G
D
gamlir
gamla
gamalla
gǫmlum
gamlar
gamlar
gamalla
gǫmlum
gǫul
gǫmul
gamalla
gǫmlum
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