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Hávm 142

Hávamál 142 — ed. Haraldur Bernharðsson

Not published: do not cite (Hávm 142)

Codex Regius of the Poetic Edda: an electronic editionHávamál

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Betra er óbeðið
en sé ofblótið,
ey sér til gildis gjöf;
betra er ósent
en sé ofsóið.
Svá Þundr um reist
fyr þjóða rök;
þar hann upp um reis
er hann aftr of kom.


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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