Æg bydd Vorherre mi eia i bytte

08:46 Jun 16, 2014
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Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / old dialect
Norwegian term or phrase: Æg bydd Vorherre mi eia i bytte
just a phrase from history, lofoten
jeffrey engberg
Norway
Local time: 17:18


Summary of answers provided
4I offered my own (soul) to Our Lord in trade for it.
Elenice Abrahamsen
3I gave the Lord my all in return.
mirelamno
3I offered the Lord my possessions in exchange
Hallvard Viken


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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
I offered the Lord my possessions in exchange


Explanation:
Not sure exactly what "eie" refers to in this context though, so perhaps something else can be used in place of "possessions"

Hallvard Viken
Norway
Local time: 17:18
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian, Native in Norwegian (Bokmal)Norwegian (Bokmal)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Leif Henriksen: "my own" might be appropiate, pointing back to "sjela di". In plain Norwegian: Jeg tilbød Vårherre min egen (sjel) i bytte.
3 hrs
  -> Agree, "my own" sounds better

neutral  Michele Fauble: Agree with Leif's comment. Not "possessions", but "my own".
6 hrs
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5 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
I gave the Lord my all in return.


Explanation:
This is just a suggestion. Maybe this could fit.
I would rather say "in return" instead of "in exchange"..
because it seems to me that he in a way just returns back to the Lord what already is His. He just in a way "responded" to God. But that is just an opinion.

mirelamno
Serbia
Local time: 17:18
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Native speaker of: Native in SerbianSerbian
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7 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
I offered my own (soul) to Our Lord in trade for it.


Explanation:
Det høres som en *byttehandel* ;)

That is how I see it ;)



Elenice Abrahamsen
Local time: 17:18
Native speaker of: Portuguese
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