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Anon Sól 47VII/2 — var ‘was’

Öllum lengri        var sú in eina nótt,
        er ek lá stirðr á stráum;
þat merkir þat,        er guð mælti,
        at maðr er moldu samr.

Sú in eina nótt, er ek lá stirðr á stráum, var lengri öllum; þat merkir þat, er guð mælti, at maðr er moldu samr.

That one night, when I lay stiff on the straw, was longer than all; that demonstrates what God has spoken, that man is the same as earth.

readings

[2] var: so papp15ˣ, 738ˣ, 214ˣ, 1441ˣ, 10575ˣ, 2797ˣ, er 166bˣ

notes

[2] var ‘was’: Found in all mss except for 166bˣ and one other. The past tense is required here to match ‘lay’.

grammar

Irregular verbs: vera (to be)

indic.subj.
pres.pastpres.past
sing.


pl.
1
2
3
1
2
3
em
ert
er
erum
eruð
eru
var
vart
var
várum
váruð
váru

sér

sém
séð
væra
værir
væri
værim
værið
væri
imperative
past part.
ver, verið
verit
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