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Eyv Hák 20I/1 — Mun ‘will’

Mun óbundinn         á ýta sjǫt
        Fenrisulfr fara,
áðr jafngóðr         á auða trǫð
        konungmaðr komi.

Fenrisulfr mun fara óbundinn á sjǫt ýta, áðr jafngóðr konungmaðr komi á auða trǫð.

The wolf Fenrir, unbound, will enter the abode of men before so good a royal person comes onto the vacant path.

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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