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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mgr 4VII/4 — skyldi ‘should’

Alloft beiddi inn elskufulli
Ögustínus með bænum fögrum
Máríu öllu fegri og frægri
fyldr af spekt, að vitraz skyldi.
Kunna vildi af harmi hennar
hann að skýra þjóð ið sanna,
þeim, er hon fekk, að þeingill himna
þoldi nauð og písl til dauða.

Alloft beiddi inn elskufulli Ögustínus, fyldr af spekt, Máríu, fegri og frægri öllu, með fögrum bænum, að skyldi vitraz. Hann vildi kunna að skýra þjóð ið sanna af harmi hennar, þeim, er hon fekk, að þeingill himna þoldi nauð og písl til dauða.

Very often the loving Augustine, filled with wisdom, asked Mary, fairer and more famous than anything, with fair prayers, that she should reveal herself. He wanted to be able to explain to people the truth about her grief, that which she received when the lord of the heavens [= God (= Christ)] suffered distress and torment until death.

readings

[4] skyldi: so 1032ˣ, 920ˣ, 713FJ, ‘skyld[...]’ 713

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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