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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Hsv 109VII/6 — una ‘be content’

Á engum hlut        láttu þér elsku vera,
        þeim er aðrir eiga;
sínu láni        skal seggja hverr
        una, því er eignaz hefir.

Láttu vera þér elsku á engum hlut, þeim er aðrir eiga; hverr seggja skal una láni sínu, því er hefir eignaz.

Do not let there be love for you in anything which others own; every man must be content with his property, which he has acquired.


[6] una: so 723aˣ, 624, laun með launum taka unna 1199ˣ


[6]: 1199ˣ adds a further full l. here: sínu láni | skal seggja hverr | laun með leigum taka | unna, því er elskat hefr ‘every man must take rewards with wages for his estate [and] love that which he has loved’. This neither corresponds to the Lat. nor makes much sense in itself.



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