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Author Topic: "river of fire"  (Read 7063 times)

peter horn

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"river of fire"
« on: March 05, 2011, 12:19:38 PM »
I have been asked for a translation of the phrase "river of fire`' into OE
Suggestions would be welcomed
peter

Horsa

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Re: "river of fire"
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 06:51:35 PM »
ēa fȳres

The ‘of’ suggests the genitive, but this river is made of fire. A sword made of gold would be ‘gylden sweord’ - golden sword.

So:

fȳrenu ēa

Oh nice! This is what B&T has to say about ‘fȳren’:
http://www.bosworthtoller.com/012932

'Fȳren' translates, fiery, on fire and composed of fire. I think that covers it.

So, I’d go with the second one.

Gesithas, have I made any egregious errors?

peter horn

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Re: "river of fire"
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011, 10:58:29 AM »
Thanks
I will direct the enquirer to this thread
peter

Bowerthane

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Re: "river of fire"
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011, 09:52:33 PM »
Aaargh :o !  Think what you’re doing!!!  We’ll have stupid kids making hoax summonings now, just to see a firen jinn come out. 

Take this thread down, quick!  :-[

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Horsa

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Re: "river of fire"
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2011, 12:07:19 AM »

Gesithas, have I made any egregious errors?
Aaargh :o !  Think what you’re doing!!!  We’ll have stupid kids making hoax summonings now, just to see a firen jinn come out. 

Take this thread down, quick!  :-[


It would appear I have, but I can't for the life of me figure out what it is.