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Anon Sól 48VII/2 — inn ‘the’

Virði þat ok viti        inn virki guð,
        sá er skóp hauðr ok himin,
hversu munaðarlausir        margir fara,
        þótt við skylda skili.

Inn virki guð, sá er skóp hauðr ok himin, virði þat ok viti: hversu margir fara munaðarlausir, þótt við skylda skili.

May the precious God, who created earth and heaven, value and know that, how many journey loveless, though they part from their kin.

readings

[2] inn: sá inn papp15ˣ

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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