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Anon Sól 75VII/2 — inn

Inn mátki faðir,        inn mæzti sonr,
        heilagr andi himins!
Þik bið ek skilja,        sem skapat hefr,
        oss alla eymðum frá.

Inn mátki faðir, inn mæzti sonr, heilagr andi himins! Ek bið þik, sem hefr skapat, skilja oss alla frá eymðum.

Mighty Father, most glorious Son, Holy Spirit of heaven! I ask you who have created [us] to release us all from miseries.

readings

[2] inn: om. all

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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