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Eindr Lv 1I/7 — mun ‘will’

Mér kom (mundar fúra)
meyjar hold í eyju
(fátt segir Freyr it réttra)
fjarri allt nema varrar.
En, sás oss vill kenna,
atgeirs, af því fleira,
Baldr (mun sjá til sjaldan)
segi allvesall (þegja).

Hold meyjar kom fjarri mér í eyju, allt nema varrar; Freyr fúra mundar segir fátt it réttra. En Baldr atgeirs, sás vill kenna oss fleira af því, segi allvesall; sjá mun til sjaldan þegja.

The maiden’s flesh came nowhere near [lit. far from] me on the island, all except the lips; the Freyr <god> of flames of the hand [GOLD > MAN = Eindriði] says few things more true. But may the Baldr <god> of the halberd [WARRIOR] who wants to accuse us [me] further about that speak completely wretched; this man [the accuser] will too seldom be silent.

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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