Hreyfðisk inn hǫsfjaðri, ok of hyrnu þerrði,
arnar eiðbróðir, ok at andsvǫrum hugði:
‘Haraldi vér fylgðum syni Halfdanar
ungum ynglingi síðan ór eggi kvômum.
Inn hǫsfjaðri eiðbróðir arnar hreyfðisk ok þerrði of hyrnu, ok hugði at andsvǫrum: ‘Vér fylgðum Haraldi syni Halfdanar, ungum ynglingi, síðan kvômum ór eggi.
The grey-feathered sworn-brother of the eagle [RAVEN] gloated and wiped its bill, and gave thought to an answer: ‘We have followed Haraldr son of Hálfdan, the young king, since we emerged from the egg.
 inn hǫsfjaðri ‘the grey-feathered’: As in OE (cf. hasu ‘grey’ and compounds), it is usually the eagle rather then the raven that is described this way. The def. art. is justified by the reference to the raven in st. 1.
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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