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Runic Dictionary

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Codex Regius of the Poetic Edda: an electronic edition (Edd.)

ed. Haraldur Bernharðsson;

prose works

Fáfnismál (Fáfn) - 66

Fáfnismál

Not published: do not cite ()

segments:  0a 

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32 — Fáfn 32

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Hvötum er betra
en sé óhvötum
íhildileik hafaz
glöðum er betra
en sé glúpnanda
hvað sem að hendi kjömr.   (eddic or germanic)

(‘It’s better for the keen than the cowardly
when they go in for battle-sport;
it’s better for the cheerful than the snivellers,
whatever may be at hand.’
)

editions: Skj Not in Skj;

sources

GKS 2365 4° (R) 31r, 18 - 31r, 20 (Edda)  image  image  
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