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Eyv Hák 19I/5 — mun ‘will’

Góðu dœgri         verðr sá gramr of borinn,
        es sér getr slíkan sefa.
Hans aldar         mun æ vesa
        at góðu getit.

Góðu dœgri verðr sá gramr of borinn, es getr sér slíkan sefa. Aldar hans mun æ vesa getit at góðu.

On a good day will that monarch be born who gets for himself such a character. His time will always be spoken of as good.

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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