Jarizleifr of sá,
hvert jǫfri brá;
hófsk hlýri frams
ins helga grams.
Jarizleifr of sá, hvert jǫfri brá; hlýri ins helga, frams grams hófsk.
Jaroslav saw in what direction the prince developed; the brother of the holy, outstanding king [= Óláfr > = Haraldr] distinguished himself.
[3, 4] ins helga, frams grams ‘of the holy, outstanding king’: Óláfr inn helgi Haraldsson, half-brother of Haraldr. The phrase mixes a strong adj. form (frams ‘outstanding’) with a weak one (helga ‘holy’). The strong form is justified by its position before the rest of the noun phrase, while the weak form is required after the def. art. ins.
Pronouns and determiners: Definite article
The definite article is normally suffixed to nouns, except in some cases where it is used with an adjective. If the noun form ends in a vowel, the 'i' in the article is dropped. If the noun form ends in 'um', the 'm' and 'i' are both dropped. E.g. hesta (acc. pl.) > hestana (acc. pl. definite); hestum (dat. pl.) > hestunum (dat. pl. definite)
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