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Eskál Vell 30I/2 — engi ‘no’

Háði jarl, þars áðan
engi mannr und ranni,
hyrjar þing, at herja,
hjǫrlautar, kom Sǫrla.
Bara maðr lyngs enn lengra
loptvarðaðar barða
— allt vann gramr of gengit
Gautland — frá sæ randir.

Jarl háði þing hyrjar hjǫrlautar, þars engi mannr und ranni Sǫrla kom áðan at herja. Maðr bara randir lyngs barða loptvarðaðar enn lengra frá sæ; gramr vann allt Gautland of gengit.

The jarl held an assembly of the fire of the sword-dale [SHIELD > SWORD > BATTLE], where no man carrying a house of Sǫrli <legendary hero> [SHIELD] had come to harry before. No one carried shields, adorned with the loft of the whale of the heath [SNAKE > GOLD] any further from the sea; the ruler managed to march through all of Götaland.

readings

[2] engi: ‘eng(in)’(?) J1ˣ, ‘aungr’ 61

grammar

Pronouns and determiners: engi (none, no)

masc.fem.neut.
sing. N
A
G
D
engi
engan, engi
engis, enskis
engum
engi
enga
engrar
engri
ekki
ekki
engis, enskis
engu
pl. N
A
G
D
engir
enga
engra
engum
engar
engar
engra
engum
engi
engi
engra
engum
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