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hans søvn er stort for mig

21:47 Nov 4, 2013
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Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Norwegian term or phrase: hans søvn er stort for mig
In the 1880s, an immigrant from Etne, Norway, recorded the details of her trip to the U.S. She begins the narrative with this: "Asbjørn Døde den 26 Juni og blev begraven den 3 Juli, 55 Aar og 3 Moneder Gammel, og vi var Gifte i 29 Aar og 3 Maaner og hans søvn er stort for mig, saa styrede jeg Gaarden et Aar og so Maatte jeg sælge mit Kjære Hjæm og forlade slægt og vænner og drage over til Amerika..." I'm wondering if the phrase "hans søvn er stort for mig" could be translated something like "his death was a great loss for me," or if I'm on the wrong track here. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
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