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Kálf Kátr 21VII/8 — hið

Drottinn sæll rieð dregla þellu
dæmistóls með táknum sæma;
fæddiz henni ei fyrr nie síðar
fróðari mær nema drottins móðir.
Stendr og sitr til hægri handar
heilög Máría aldar deili;
mildingr skipar nú mána foldar
mæstr Kátrínu henni hið næsta.

Sæll drottinn dæmistóls rieð sæma þellu dregla með táknum; ei fyrr nie síðar fæddiz fróðari mær henni nema móðir drottins. Heilög Máría stendr og sitr til hægri handar deili aldar; mæstr mildingr foldar mána skipar nú Kátrínu hið næsta henni.

The blessed Lord of the judgement seat [= God] decided to honour the young pine of ribbons [WOMAN] with miracles; neither before nor since has a more knowledgeable maiden than she been born, except the Lord’s mother [= Mary]. Holy Mary stands and sits at the right hand of the ruler of people [= God]; the greatest prince of the land of the moon [SKY/HEAVEN > = God] now places Catherine next to her.

readings

[7-8] so 399a‑bˣ, 920ˣ, abbrev. as ‘m. s. nu .m. f. m. k. h. e. n’ 713

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
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