Re: OT: Anyone speak Norwegian?
|From:||Andrew Chaney <adchaney@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 25, 2001, 16:06|
ah. OK. thanks muchly.
on 25/06/2001 6:51, Daniel Andreasson at daniel_noldo@HOTMAIL.COM wrote:
> Andrew Chaney wrote:
>> "alle onde makter ma vike for hellighet"
> Yup, looks like Norwegian. It means "All evil powers
> must yield to holyness."
> I'm not sure if "må" (that's a-ring) carries the same
> meaning in Norwegian as in Swedish, but it essentially
> means "may", as in subjunctive. "Let it be that...".
> It can also mean "must", which seems to be more likely
> in this case. "Vike" is "yield, give in". An interlinear:
> alle onde makter ma vike for hellighet
> all evil power:PL may yield for holyness
> 'All evil powers must yield to holyness.'
> Hope that helps.
> ||| daniel
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