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Anon Mgr 27VII/8 — 

‘Ráðinn er eg að rækta móður;
rísa mun eg upp,’ kvað sólar vísir,
‘leiða oss til lífs af dauða;
lystur skal eg að sjá þig fysta.
Kát vertú, því að kem á móti,
kraftfim, þier af björtum himni;
gjarna skal eg með gleði á hlýrni
glæstum skipa þier mier næsta.’

‘Eg er ráðinn að rækta móður; eg mun rísa upp,’ kvað vísir sólar, ‘leiða oss til lífs af dauða; eg skal lystur að sjá þig fysta. Vertú kát, því að kem á móti þier af björtum himni, kraftfim; eg skal gjarna með gleði skipa þier næsta mier á glæstum hlýrni.’

‘I am determined to take care of my mother; I shall rise up,’ said the ruler of the sun [= God (= Christ)], ‘[and] lead us to life from death; I shall [be] eager to see you first. Be cheerful, because I shall come to meet you from bright heaven, power-deft one; I shall readily with joy place you next to me in the gleaming heaven.’

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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