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Anon Hsv 41VII/4 — orð ‘the words’

Sinni optar        heittu eigi seggjum gjöf,
        þeirri er þú veita vilt;
símálugs orð        þykkja snotrum hal
        vindi lík vera.

Heittu eigi sinni optar seggjum gjöf, þeirri er þú vilt veita; snotrum hal þykkja símálugs orð vera lík vindi.

Do not promise people more than once the gift that you intend to give; to a wise man the words of a long-winded man seem like the wind.

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