Ekki þeir hugðu Unnarr ok Sævaldi,
at þeim mundi heill hrapa;
nöktir þeir urðu ok næmðir hvervetna
ok runnu sem vargar til viðar.
Þeir Unnarr ok Sævaldi hugðu ekki at heill mundi hrapa þeim; þeir urðu nöktir ok næmðir hvervetna, ok runnu sem vargar til viðar.
Unnarr and Sævaldi did not think that their good fortune would tumble down; they became naked and deprived everywhere, and ran like wolves to the woods.
 þeim mundi heill hrapa ‘their good fortune would tumble down’: Although the sense is somewhat different, cf. Reg 25/6 illt er fyr heill at hrapa ‘it is bad to stumble when good fortune is needed’. According to LP: 3. heill, these two instances are the only collocations of heill and hrapa in the corpus. Njörður Njarðvík (1991, 180) suggests somewhat improbably that this may be evidence of a direct link between the two poems.
Verbs: Preterite-present verbs
The present tense of these verbs is like the past tense of strong verbs, and their past tense is weak.
|indic. past stem |
subj. pres. stem
subj. past stem
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