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Anon Sól 24VII/2 — inn ‘The’

Sál hans bað        inn sanni guð
        í sinn fögnuð fara;
en sökudólgar        hygg ek síðla myni
        kallaðir frá kvölum.

Inn sanni guð bað sál hans fara í fögnuð sinn; en ek hygg sökudólgar myni síðla kallaðir frá kvölum.

The true God commanded his soul to journey into his joy; but I think that his enemies will be summoned late from torments.

readings

[2] inn: heim papp15ˣ, heim inn 10575ˣ, 2797ˣ

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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