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Anon Sól 31VII/6 — inar ‘glowing’

Úlfum líkir        þykkja allir þeir,
        sem eiga hverfan hug;
svá mun gefaz,        þeim er ganga skal
        þær inar glæddu götur.

Allir þeir, sem eiga hverfan hug, þykkja líkir úlfum; svá mun gefaz, þeim er skal ganga þær inar glæddu götur.

All those who have a changeable heart seem like wolves; it shall turn out thus for the one who has to tread the glowing-hot paths.

notes

[6] inar glæddu götur ‘the glowing-hot paths’: Cf. st. 59 and Dugg (Cahill 1983, 25-6).

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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