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7). nú adv. ‘now’. vel adv. ‘well’ (see the analysis of svá in this line). um prep. ‘around’: the prep. 3). búizk sv. ‘protected myself’ ‘made myself secure’: supine (= pp. / acc. n. 3), of búa—bjó—bjoggu—búit: as is clear from the translation, the -sk suffix here imparts a reflexive sense to the verb; hefi + búizk forms a so16 called perfect construction, the equivalent of Eng. 2). en conj. ‘but’. flú pron. , the subject. hefr wv. ‘have’: 2nd sg. pres. indic. 7). nú adv. ‘now’. rofit sv. ‘broken’: supine (= pp.

Past indic. of bera—bar—báru—borit. hann pron. , the direct object. út adv. ‘out’. 23 ór prep. ‘from’. hƒllinni sf. + art. , the case always triggered by ór. ok conj. ‘and’. til prep. ‘to’. vatns sn. , the case always triggered by til. nƒkkurs pron. ‘some’ ‘a certain’: gen. n. ; here used adjectivally, nƒkkurs agrees with vatns and follows it. sem conj. ‘which’. flar adv. ‘there’. var sv. ‘was’: 3rd sg. past indic. 10); on the word-order sem flar var, see the analysis of lá in line 6. í prep. ‘in’.

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