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Þhorn Harkv 18I/4 — munt ‘must’

‘At skalda reiðu vil ek þik spyrja,         alls þykkisk skil vita;
greppa ferðir         þú munt gǫrla kunna,
        þeira es með Haraldi hafask.’

‘Ek vil spyrja þik at reiðu skalda, alls þykkisk vita skil; þú munt kunna gǫrla ferðir greppa, þeira es hafask með Haraldi.’

‘I want to ask you about the equipment of skalds, since you seem to have knowledge; you must know all about the companies of poets who reside with Haraldr.’

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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