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Anon Hsv 28VII/3 — eigi ‘not’

Öll tíðindi,        þau er upp koma,
        ræð þú eigi fyrstr með firum;
betra er at þegja        en þat at segja,
        sem lýðum reyniz at lygi.

Ræð þú eigi fyrstr með firum öll tíðindi, þau er upp koma; betra er at þegja en at segja þat, sem reyniz lýðum at lygi.

Do not be the first to discuss with men all the news that comes up; it is better to keep silent than to say what proves in public to be a lie.

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[3] eigi: ‘e[...]’ 696XV, ‘[...]’ 401ˣ

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