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Lexicon Poeticum

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Anon Leið 8VII/7 — minn ‘my’

Sagði bréf, hvat brygði
bitr fár guma ári,
blakks skreytendum brautar
borðs frá dróttins orðum.
‘Hljóta víst’, kvað veitir
vegfróðr hluta góðra,
‘menn þeirs minn dag vinna,
mest angr af því flestir.’

Bréf sagði skreytendum blakks brautar borðs frá orðum dróttins, hvat bitr fár brygði ári guma. Vegfróðr veitir góðra hluta kvað: ‘Flestir menn, þeirs vinna dag minn, hljóta víst mest angr af því’.

The letter told the furnishers of the horse of the path of the plank [SEA > SHIP > SEAFARER] about the Lord’s words, what bitter harm could alter the good fortune of men. The way-wise giver of good things [= God] said: ‘Most men who work on my day will certainly gain the greatest sorrow from it’.

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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