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Anon Pl 37VII/7 — mun ‘will’

Kvaddi krapti prýddan
Krists rǫdd ara nisti:
‘Dýrð hittir þik dróttins
dygg; skal*a þú nú hryggvask.
Tíð kømr, sóknar seiða
sendir, þér at hendi
enn, sús yðr mun finna
auð ok veg fyr nauðir’.

Rǫdd Krists kvaddi nisti ara, prýddan krapti: ‘Skal*a þú nú hryggvask; dygg dýrð dróttins hittir þik. Tíð kømr enn at hendi þér, sendir seiða sóknar, sús mun finna yðr auð ok veg fyr nauðir’.

The voice of Christ spoke to the feeder of the eagle [WARRIOR], adorned with power: ‘You shall not now be sorrowful; the noble glory of the Lord will come upon you. The time is yet to come for you, mover of the fish of attack [SWORD > WARRIOR], which will bring you riches and honour instead of affliction’.

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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