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Anon (Ólkyrr) 1II/3 — engi ‘no’

Varði ógnarorðum
Ôláfr ok friðmôlum
jǫrð, svát engi þorði
allvalda til kalla.

Ôláfr varði jǫrð ógnarorðum ok friðmôlum, svát engi allvalda þorði kalla til.

Óláfr defended the country with words of threat and peace talks, so that no mighty ruler dared to lay claim to [it].

readings

[3] engi: eigi H, Hr

notes

[3, 4] engi allvalda ‘no mighty ruler’: Lit. ‘none of mighty rulers’. Allvalda is gen. pl. (‘of mighty rulers’), partitive gen. to engi (m. nom. sg.) ‘no, none’.

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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