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That would depend what the full sentence would be :)

 

Ah!! How do you then say "We live by the Sword" or something similar in Old Norse?

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I'm afraid I have no idea. :(

 

It's a difficult sentence structure. I don't even know how to say it in Swedish...

 

Vi lever genom svärdet? I think that would be...semi-correct. Though it still sounds bad :P

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I found this phrase online. Perhaps your phrase wasn't that bad at all.

 

Då sade Jesus till honom: ''Stick ditt svärd tillbaka i skidan: ty alla som taga till svärd skola förgöras genom svärd.''

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Comparing that phrase to other Scandinavian (Norse) languages, I notice that they have another proposition. "before" or "for" is used instead of "by" and "through".

 

No help here.. hm.

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Would it be possible for you to translate the spirit of the phrase into Old Norse of one of the Scandinavian (Norse) languages?

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It would perhaps be possible, but when it comes to prepositions I'm really bad with the Norse languages. Because they're used differently in all languages.

 

I'll give you a Swedish version anyway (because that's at least a language I speak fluently):

 

Vi lever genom svärdet. -- lit. We live through the sword.

Vi lever genom svärden. --- lit. We live through the swords.

 

I'll make more research into it!

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