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Sigv Knútdr 9I/5 — Vildi ‘would’

Létat af jǫfurr
(ætt manna fannsk)
Jótlands etask
ílendr (at því).
Vildi foldar
fæst rôn Dana
hlífskjǫldr hafa.
Hǫfuðfremstr jǫfurr.

Ílendr létat jǫfurr Jótlands etask af; ætt manna fannsk at því. Hlífskjǫldr Dana vildi hafa fæst rôn foldar. … Hǫfuðfremstr jǫfurr.

Arrived in his land, the lord of Jutland [DANISH KING = Knútr] did not let himself be deprived; the race of men were pleased at that. The protecting shield of the Danes [DANISH KING = Knútr] would allow minimal plundering of the land. … The most eminent prince.

readings

[5] Vildi: ‘[…]di’ 325XI 1, valdi 75c, Bb, Flat

grammar

Irregular verbs: vilja (to wish)

indic.subj.
pres.pastpres.past
sing.


pl.
1
2
3
1
2
3
vil
vill, vilt
vill
viljum
vilið
vilja
vilda
vildir
vildi
vildum
vilduð
vildu
vilja
vilir
vili
vilim
vilið
vili
vilda
vildir
vildi
vildim
vildið
vildi
pres. part.
past part.
viljandi
viljat
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