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Hávm 119

Hávamál 119 — ed. Haraldur Bernharðsson

Not published: do not cite (Hávm 119)

Codex Regius of the Poetic Edda: an electronic editionHávamál

text and translation

The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable. The following is taken from an old edition (Skj where relevant):

Ráðumk þér, Loddfáfnir,
en þú ráð nemir,
njóta mundu ef þú nemr,
þér munu góð ef þú getr
orðum skipta
þú skalt aldregi
við ósvinna apa;
því að af illum manni
mundu aldregi
góðs laun um geta
en góðr maðr
mun þik gjörva mega
líknfastan að lofi.


Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.


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