skaldic

Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Menu Search

Sigv Erl 1I/7 — hinn ‘the’

Einn vissak þér annan
Jalks bríktǫpuð glíkan;
vítt réð gumna gætir
— Guðbrandr hét sá — lǫndum.
Ykkr kveðk jafna þykkja,
ormláðs hati, báða;
lýgr hinn at sér lægir
linnsetrs, es telsk betri.

Vissak einn annan Jalks bríktǫpuð glíkan þér; sá hét Guðbrandr; gætir gumna réð vítt lǫndum. Kveðk ykkr báða þykkja jafna, hati ormláðs; hinn lægir linnsetrs, es telsk betri, lýgr at sér.

I knew of [only] one other destroyer of the plank of Jálkr <= Óðinn> [(lit. ‘plank-destroyer of Jálkr’) SHIELD > WARRIOR] like you; he was called Guðbrandr; the protector of men [RULER = Guðbrandr] ruled lands widely. I declare you are both thought equal, hater of the snake-land [GOLD > GENEROUS MAN = Erlingr]; the diminisher of the serpent-abode [GOLD > GENEROUS MAN] who considers himself better is lying to himself.

readings

[7] hinn: hvern 321ˣ, hverr DG8

kennings

grammar

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)

masc.fem.neut.
sing. N
A
G
D
inn
inn
ins
inum
in
ina
innar
inni
it
it
ins
inu
pl. N
A
G
D
inir
ina
inna
inum
inar
inar
inna
inum
in
in
inna
inum
Close

Log in

This service is only available to members of the relevant projects, and to purchasers of the skaldic volumes published by Brepols.
This service uses cookies. By logging in you agree to the use of cookies on your browser.

Close

Word in text

This view shows information about an instance of a word in a text.