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Við (Old Norse Words with Many Meanings)

The Old Norse preposition “við” can cause trouble for learners since it has many shades of meaning, including “in reaction to,” “against,” “nearby,” and (in human interactions) “to” or “with.”

Link to playlist with all videos about Old Norse words with many meanings: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLATNGYBQ-TjreRCXp6u3tF13RNTuJxhhw

Dr. Jackson Crawford is an Old Norse specialist who teaches in the Department of Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley (formerly at UCLA), and is credited in Disney’s Frozen. His new, contemporary translation of the Poetic Edda—the most important source for the stories of the Norse gods and heroes—is available at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1624663567

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Learn the Old Norse language with this step-by-step video series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLATNGYBQ-TjrVWv1Vh4aS3M-Twg-Ymwtf

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Posted on November 19, 2016 by A.J. Drew
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