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Anon Nkt 36II/8 — inn ‘inn’

Nú hefk talt
tíu landreka,
þás hverr vas
frá Haraldi.
Inntak svá
ævi þeira,
sem Sæmundr
sagði inn fróði.

Nú hefk talt tíu landreka, þás hverr vas frá Haraldi. Inntak ævi þeira svá, sem Sæmundr inn fróði sagði.

Now I have enumerated ten sovereigns, each of whom was descended from Haraldr. I recounted their lives just as Sæmundr inn fróði (‘the Learned’) said.

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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