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Anon Hsv 36VII/5 — geraz ‘be’

Ef þér litla gjöf        gefr af léttum hug
        vinr, sá sem válaðr er,
þiggja þú skalt        ok þakklátr geraz;
        ást fylgir aums gjöfum.

Ef vinr, sá sem válaðr er, gefr þér litla gjöf af léttum hug, skalt þú þiggja ok geraz þakklátr; ást fylgir gjöfum aums.

If a friend who is poor gives you a small gift from a happy disposition, you must accept it and be grateful; love accompanies the gifts of a poor person.


[5] geraz: ‘[...]’ 696XV, 401ˣ, vera 624



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