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Lexicon Poeticum

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Anon Leið 4VII/4 — minnar ‘my’

Víst emk fúss at freista
— fæk ljósum brag hrósat —
láðs fyr lyptimeiðum
linns orðspeki minnar.
Því hefr hreggþjalma hilmir
hreinlyndr gefit eina
oss, til óðar þessa
orðgnótt, at skalk njóta.

Víst emk fúss at freista orðspeki minnar fyr lyptimeiðum linns láðs; fæk hrósat ljósum brag. Því eina hefr hreinlyndr hilmir hreggþjalma gefit oss orðgnótt, at skalk njóta til óðar þessa.

Truly I am eager to try my word-wisdom before the lifting-poles of the serpent’s land [GOLD > MEN]; I can praise the bright poem. For that purpose only has the pure-minded prince of the storm-enclosure [SKY/HEAVEN > = God] given us [me] word-abundance, so that I can use [it] for this poem.

readings

[4] minnar: minni B, 624

notes

[4] minnar ‘my’: Skj B and Skald emend to minnar to agree with orðspeki ‘word-wisdom’ f. gen. sg., since freista (l.1) takes a gen. object.

grammar

Pronouns and determiners: Possessive

masc.fem.neut.
sing. N
A
G
D
minn
minn
mín
mínum
mín
mína
minnar
minni
mitt
mitt
míns
mínu
pl. N
A
G
D
mínir
mína
minna
mínum
mínar
mínar
minna
mínum
mín
mín
minna
mínum
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