"Many Were they" 1066?

GLL guy1656 at OPUSNET.COM
Mon Jun 11 13:39:12 UTC 2007

>From message of Sunday 10 June 2007 21:00:
: Re: "So big a house"
: "Still, 'many a linguist' sounds bookish."

I remember that the opening line of The Heiliand starts
'manega uuaron, the sia iro mod gespon, ...'

which iirc, works out to 'Many were they, that their mood lead them...'

I also remember hearing that the Heiliand was written in 1066AD.


- G

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