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Anon Sól 58VII/2 — inar ‘Those’

Dreyrga steina        þær inar dökku konur
        drógu daprliga;
blóðug hjörtu        hengu þeim fyr brjóst utan
        mædd við miklum trega.

Þær inar dökku konur drógu daprliga dreyrga steina; blóðug hjörtu hengu þeim fyr brjóst utan, mædd við miklum trega.

Those dark women were sorrowfully dragging gory stones; bloody hearts hung outside their breasts, exhausted by great grief.

readings

[2] inar: hinu 738ˣ, ‘hinan’ 167b 6ˣ

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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