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Hharð Lv 7II/4 — inn ‘the’

Rjóðandi mun ráða
randabliks ór landi
oss, nema Einarr kyssi
øxar munn inn þunna.

Rjóðandi randabliks mun ráða oss ór landi, nema Einarr kyssi inn þunna munn øxar.

The reddener of the rim-flash [SWORD > WARRIOR = Einarr] will expel us [me] from the land, unless Einarr kisses the thin mouth of the axe.

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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