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Sturl Hákkv 34II/1 — er ‘is’

Mjök er þat frægt,
er fara vildi
sigri sæmðr
til Svía fundar
grundar vörðr
góðu heilli
á Randvers
remmiskíðum.

Þat er mjök frægt, er vörðr grundar, sæmðr sigri, vildi fara góðu heilli til fundar Svía á remmiskíðum Randvers.

It is widely known that the guardian of the land [KING], honoured by victory, wished to travel by good fortune to the meeting with the Swedes on the strong skis of Randverr <sea-king> [SHIPS].

readings

[1] er þat: var F;    er: þat er F, at Flat

grammar

Irregular verbs: vera (to be)

indic.subj.
pres.pastpres.past
sing.


pl.
1
2
3
1
2
3
em
ert
er
erum
eruð
eru
var
vart
var
várum
váruð
váru

sér

sém
séð
væra
værir
væri
værim
værið
væri
imperative
past part.
ver, verið
verit
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