At 12:36:56 PM on Friday, August 13, 2010, Fred and Grace
> er Plagueis hét?"
> who is called Plagueis?"
Tiny glitch: <hét> is past tense, 'was called'.
> "Þat mér þóttisk líkligast," segir konungr, "Því at þá
> sögu vildi engi maðr frá Jeðifjörðum segja frá.
> "It seems to me most likely," says (the) king, "because
> that tale no man of the Jedi Firths wanted to speak of.
<Þóttisk> is also past tense; you can tell because <þótti>
is. <Vildi> could be either indicative, as you've
translated it, or subjunctive, making it 'because no man
from the Jedi Fjords would tell that tale'. In context the
subjunctive reading seems to make a little more sense.
> Plagueis varð svá máttugr, at hann óttaðisk þetta eitt, at
> hann tapaði mættinum.
> Plaguies became so mighty that he was afraid of this one
> (thing), that he lost (his) powers.
Or 'that he feared only this, that ...'. There's no way to
tell from the form, but it's conceivable that <tapaði> is a
subjunctive here, since we're talking about a hypothetical
> "Sá konungr, er vill verða víss ok víðlendr,
> "That king, who will become wise and (ruler over?) wide
<Víðlendr> 'having extensive lands', literally
'wide-landed'; it's in Zoëga, hiding in the entry for
<víðleikr>. I see that Jackson translates it here as
'wide-ruling', which sounds good to me.
> drekkr þat allt er má frá Urðar brunni,"
> drinks it all which (he?) may from Urdr's well,"
> Ek veit hvar Óðinn veðit fólgit.
> where where Odin hid ??.
<Veðit> is <veð> 'a pledge, a surety' with the neuter
definite article: 'the pledge', to be understood here as
'his pledge'. (We've seen on a number of occasions that ON
sometimes uses the definite article where we'd use a
possessive pronoun to indicate a definite entity.) The
sentence does seem to be missing an auxiliary verb to go
with the past participle <fólgit>, though; I'd have expected
<hvar Óðinn hafði veðit fólgit>, or perhaps <hvar Óðinn hefr
> Drekkirðu þaðan, verðirðu sterkari en er nakkvarr
> You drink thence, be you stronger that is another Jedi
> Firth man.
Here <nakkvarr> is 'any': stronger than any man of the Jedi