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Eyv Lv 1I/5 — vilda ‘I’

Blóðøxar téa beiða
brynþings fetilstinga
(oss gerask hneppt) ins hvassa
hefnendr (setuefni).
Heldr es vant, en vildak
veg þinn, konungr, segja
— fôum til fornra vápna
fljótt — hersǫgu dróttni.

Hefnendr ins hvassa Blóðøxar téa beiða brynþings fetilstinga; setuefni gerask oss hneppt. Es heldr vant segja dróttni hersǫgu, en vildak veg þinn, konungr; fôum fljótt til fornra vápna.

The avengers of the keen [Eiríkr] Blóðøx (‘Blood-axe’) are asking for a mail-shirt-assembly [BATTLE] with the sword-belt-stabber [SWORD]; the chances of peace are becoming scant for us. It is rather difficult to tell a lord a tale of war, but I wished for your honour, king; let us quickly reach for our old weapons.

readings

[5] vildak: ek vissa 53, 325IX 1 a, Bb, vildum 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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