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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Hsv 47VII/4 — illr ‘bad’

Ókunnan mann        virð þú öngu framar
        en þinn vísan vin;
margr er sá illr,        er læz alldyggr vera;
        brigð eru útlenzk orð.

Virð þú ókunnan mann öngu framar en vísan vin þinn; margr er sá illr, er læz alldyggr vera; orð útlenzk eru brigð.

Do not value an unknown man any more than your certain friend; many a one is bad who pretends to be very trustworthy; foreign words are fickle.


[4] illr: slægr 624



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