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11:39 Sep 20, 2001
Norwegian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Norwegian term or phrase: Saa faar vi mad
Norwegian table prayer: "I Jesu Navn gaar vi til bord; at spise, drikke paa dit ord. Gud til aere, os ti gavn, saa faar vi mad, I Jesu Navn; Amen"

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5 +1and so we get food
Mats Wiman
5So now we eat
Andy Bell



35 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
So now we eat

"Saa faar vi mad" is an older form of Norwegian, where the "aa" is replaced in contemporary Norwegian with "å".
"Mad" is closer to Danish and mirrors the dialect used in the South for "mat" for "mat" ie food. If you read Ibsen or Henrik Wergeland, you'll get my point.

So therefore in this "grace" + the meaning of "Så få vi mat" in this context means " so now we eat - in Jesus' name"

Hope this helps.

    Andy Bell: AAA Norwegian Translations
Andy Bell
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38 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
and so we get food

mad = older (Danish) form of contemporary 'mat'

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