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Anon Sól 81VII/5 — munu ‘will’

Kvæði þetta,        er þér kent hefi,
        skaltu fyr kvikum kveða,
Sólarljóð,        er sýnaz munu
        minst at mörgu login.

Þetta kvæði, er hefi kent þér, skaltu kveða fyr kvikum, Sólarljóð, er munu sýnaz at mörgu minst login.

This poem which I have taught you, you must recite before living people, ‘Sólarljóð’ which will appear in many ways to be least untruthful [lit. lying].

readings

[5] munu: manu 10575ˣ

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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