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Sigv Ást 3I/6 — mun ‘would’

Mildr á mennsku at gjalda
Magnús, en því fǫgnum,
— þat gerði vin virða
víðlendan — Ástríði.
Hón hefr svá komit sínum,
(sǫnn) at fô mun ǫnnur,
(orð gerik drós til dýrðar)
djúprôð kona stjúpi.

Mildr Magnús á Ástríði at gjalda mennsku, en fǫgnum því; þat gerði vin virða víðlendan. Hón, djúprôð kona, hefr komit stjúpi sínum svá, at fô ǫnnur mun; gerik sǫnn orð drós til dýrðar.

Generous Magnús has Ástríðr to repay for her bold deed, and we are glad for that; it gave the friend of men [RULER = Magnús] a broad realm. She, a deeply decisive woman, has helped her stepson in such a way as few others would; I make true words to the lady’s glory.

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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