Just a few quick comments:
At 7:25:34 AM on Friday, May 28, 2010, Fred and Grace Hatton
> hann var maðr mjök gamall, en svá sterkr, sem hann var á
> He was a very old man, but so strong, as (if) he was of a
> youthful age.
Not 'as if': 'he was a very old man, but as strong as he was
> Hann kenndi Anakni at berja sem menn frá Jeðifjörðum,
> He taught Anakinn to strike as men from Jedi Firth
In context it seems likely that <berja> here is intended
more generally, more like <berjask> 'to fight'.
> En Jóði vildi aldregi aptr fara ór eynni Dagóbu.
> But Yoda never wanted to go back out of the island Dagoba.
This must be <aptr> (5) 'again' in Zoëga: 'But Yoda wanted
never again to travel from the island Dagóba'.
> Hann var allra manna fríðastr, þeira er fzk hafa á
> He was of all men the most handsome, of those who have to
> do with Iceland.
<Fzk> is from <fða>. It could be either 'born' or
'brought up', but since Anakinn grew up on Dagóba in the
Faroes, it must in this case be 'born': he was the
handsomest of all men who were born in Iceland.
> eptir sem verit hafði Kvæggan.
> (taking) after as Kvaeggan had been.
> Anakinn var hverjum manni betr á sik kominn,
> Anakinn was in better shape (than) any man,
'Anakinn was better accomplished than any man': see <kominn
á sik vel> at Zoëga s.v. <kominn>.
> "Ok þú, Óbívan, mjök líkr föðurfeðr þínum ert þú, ok vill
> ekki hlýða góðum ráðum, ok þarft þú þessa skaplyndis
> "And you, Obiwan, much like your grandfather, are you, and
> don't want to listen to good advice and you do not make
> use of this disposition."
<Þurfa> is 'need': '... and need you this disposition not'.
(I.e., this temperament does you no favors.)