nådigst confirmera wele

English translation: would graciously confirm

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Swedish term or phrase:nådigst confirmera wele
English translation:would graciously confirm
Entered by: Timoshka

23:10 Jan 21, 2018
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - History
Swedish term or phrase: nådigst confirmera wele
From a 1647 document from Queen Christina, in which a parish vicar is granted an exemption from half the annual taxes.

"Ödmiukeligest begärandes Wij honom Hr Nilss Benedicti förb:te Frijheet nådigst confirmera wele."

The last word, for me, is especially problematical! Any suggestions?
Timoshka
Local time: 11:37
would graciously confirm
Explanation:
I'm pretty certain "wele" is a 17th century version of subjunctive past tense of "vilja" "be willing". See e.g. SAOB
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Agneta Pallinder
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:37
Grading comment
Thank you!!
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would graciously confirm


Explanation:
I'm pretty certain "wele" is a 17th century version of subjunctive past tense of "vilja" "be willing". See e.g. SAOB

Agneta Pallinder
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:37
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Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 46
Grading comment
Thank you!!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sven Petersson
20 hrs
  -> Thanks Sven!

agree  Deane Goltermann: You like this historical stuff?!! Pretty good!
2 days 11 hrs
  -> Thanks Deane - I do - if ever you are faced with a knotty old document - just send it my way!
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