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Anon Hsv 130VII/2 — eigi ‘not’

Mikit mæla        skaltu eigi um margan hlut;
        lasta þú fátt né lofa;
þvít á einni stundu        bregz, þat er ætlat hafa
        gott ok ilt gum*ar.

Skaltu eigi mæla mikit um margan hlut; lasta þú fátt né lofa, þvít á einni stundu bregz, þat er gum*ar hafa ætlat gott ok ilt.

You must not talk too much about many a thing; blame little and do not praise, because in a short while that which people have regarded as good and evil changes.

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[1, 2] mæla skaltu eigi: eigi mæla skaltu 723aˣ

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