skaldic

Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Menu Search

Anon Mgr 17VII/6 — mundi ‘were to’

Máríu orð er mörg að skýra
mjög grætilig þjóð, en sæta,
máttuligrar móður dróttins,
meir enn hrein rieð slíkt að greina:
‘Því líkast var mier, sem mækir
mundi bjartr í gegnum hjarta
standa mitt, er eg Jésús undir
allar leit með benja sveita.

Mörg, mjög grætilig orð Máríu, máttuligrar móður dróttins, er að skýra þjóð, en hrein sæta rieð enn meir að greina slíkt: ‘Var mier líkast því, sem bjartr mækir mundi standa í gegnum hjarta mitt, er eg leit allar undir Jésús með sveita benja.

There are many, very distressful [lit. tearful] words of Mary, the mighty mother of the Lord [= Mary], to explain to people, and the pure lady again later proceeded to tell such things: ‘It was for me just as if a bright sword were to stand through my heart when I saw all Jesus’ wounds with the sweat of injuries [BLOOD].

notes

[5-7] var mier líkast því, sem bjartr mækir mundi standa í gegnum hjarta mitt ‘it was for me just as if a bright sword were to stand through my heart’: This is not in Mar but echoes the prophecy of Simeon in the temple (see sts 6, 22, and Wrightson 1997a, 284-6, 291): et tuam ipsius animam pertransit gladius ‘and a sword shall pierce through your own soul’ (Luke II.35).

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-
Close

Log in

This service is only available to members of the relevant projects, and to purchasers of the skaldic volumes published by Brepols.
This service uses cookies. By logging in you agree to the use of cookies on your browser.

Close

Word in text

This view shows information about an instance of a word in a text.