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Anon Sól 10VII/5 — inn ‘the’

Munaðar ríki        hefr margan tregat;
        opt verðr kvalræði af konum;
meingar þær urðu,        þótt inn mátki guð
        skapaði skírliga.

Ríki munaðar hefr margan tregat; kvalræði verðr opt af konum; þær urðu meingar, þótt inn mátki guð skapaði skírliga.

The power of desire has brought many a man to grief; torment often stems from women; they become harmful, though the mighty God created them purely.

readings

[5] inn: honum 214ˣ

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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