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Anon Leið 35VII/2 — myni ‘will’

Þats rétt, at dag dróttins
dǫglingr myni hingat
lopts ok lýðum skipta
ljósgims koma af himnum.
Oss skyldi sú aldri
ógnartíð in stríða
— drótt biði sikling sátta
sólvangs — ór hug ganga.

Þats rétt, at dǫglingr lopts ljósgims myni koma hingat af himnum dróttins dag ok skipta lýðum. Sú in stríða ógnartíð skyldi oss aldri ganga ór hug; drótt biði sikling sólvangs sátta.

It is true that the king of the loft of the light-jewel [SUN > SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)] will come here from the heavens on the Lord’s day and divide people. That severe time of terror should never go out of our minds; let the people beg the prince of the sun-plain [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)] for reconciliation.

readings

[2] myni: ‘mune’ B, 624

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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