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Anon Sól 74VII/6 — öngvar ‘no’

Hávar reiðir        sá ek með himnum fara;
        þær eigu götur til guðs;
menn þeim stýra,        er myrðir eru
        alls fyrir öngvar sakir.

Ek sá hávar reiðir fara með himnum; þær eigu götur til guðs; menn stýra þeim, er eru myrðir fyrir alls öngvar sakir.

I saw tall wagons journeying along the heavens; they have paths to God; men drive them who are murdered for no cause [lit. causes] at all.

readings

[6] öngvar: öngvan 167b 6ˣ, ‘aungr’ 1441ˣ

notes

[5-6] myrðir … fyrir alls öngvar sakir ‘murdered … for no cause at all’: A theme sounded earlier in the poem, e.g sts 1-7 and 20-4.

grammar

Pronouns and determiners: engi (none, no)

masc.fem.neut.
sing. N
A
G
D
engi
engan, engi
engis, enskis
engum
engi
enga
engrar
engri
ekki
ekki
engis, enskis
engu
pl. N
A
G
D
engir
enga
engra
engum
engar
engar
engra
engum
engi
engi
engra
engum
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