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Anon (HSig) 7II/5 — munk ‘I shall’

Stór taka fjǫll at f*alla;
ferr sótt of kyn dróttar;
eyðisk friðr, en fœðisk
fjandhugr meðal landa.
Vesa munk yðr, sem ǫðrum,
angrljóðasǫm, þjóðum
— ylgr nemr suðr at svelgja
sveita — Urðr of heitin;
sveita Urðr of heitin.

Stór fjǫll taka at f*alla; sótt ferr of kyn dróttar; friðr eyðisk, en fjandhugr fœðisk meðal landa. Munk yðr, sem ǫðrum þjóðum, vesa of heitin angrljóðasǫm Urðr; ylgr nemr at svelgja sveita suðr; Urðr sveita of heitin.

Large mountains begin to fall; pestilence spreads throughout mankind; peace is destroyed, and enmity is born between nations. To you, as to other people, I shall be known as the Urðr <norn> filled with sorrowful songs; the she-wolf begins to swallow blood in the south; be known as the Urðr <norn> of blood.

grammar

Verbs: Preterite-present verbs

The present tense of these verbs is like the past tense of strong verbs, and their past tense is weak.

eigamegakunnaskulumunumuna
indic.
pres.
sing.


pl.
1st
2nd
3rd
1st
2nd
3rd
á
átt
á
eigum
eiguð
eigu

mátt

megum
meguð
megu
kann
kannt
kann
kunnum
kunnuð
kunnu
skal
skalt
skal
skulum
skuluð
skulu
mun
munt
mun
munum
munuð
munu
man
mant
man
munum
munið
muna
indic. past stem
subj. pres. stem
subj. past stem
átt-
eig-
ætt-
mátt-
meg-
mætt-
kunn-
kunn-
kynn-
skyld-
skyl-
skyld-
mund-
myn-
mynd-
mund-
mun-
mynd-
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