> >Together with the article "resin", the ordinal number is probable
> >correct, i.e. "before the tenth year". The ordinal suffix is "-mad",
> But I thought I should inflect 'dechmad' as a dative singular feminine
> adjective (o, a(bar) stem) because it followed the preposition 're'
> which takes the dative. So I would write 'dechmaid'. Is that
Yes, that's correct, of course.
BTW, we had one other example of "résin" + ordinal numeral in §20,
viz. "résén ochtmad mîs". Interestingly, Meyer expanded the numeral
".uiii." of the MS to the fully spelt form "ochtmad" there, whereas
he didn't do it in §25.