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Anon Hsv 69VII/4 — litla ‘for a short’

Ef þik ríkir menn        dæma rangliga,
        lát eigi þinn hryggja hug;
litla stund        fagna því lýða synir,
        ef þeir sælaz á svikum.

Ef ríkir menn dæma þik rangliga, lát eigi hryggja hug þinn; lýða synir fagna því litla stund, ef þeir sælaz á svikum.

If powerful men judge you wrongly, do not let it distress your mind; the sons of men rejoice in it for a short time, if they become happy from treachery.

readings

[4] litla stund: lengi njóta 624

grammar

Strong form: in -ll

masc.fem.neut.
sing. N
A
G
D
gamall
gamlan
gamals
gǫmlum
gǫmul
gamla
gamallar
gamalli
gamalt
gamalt
gamals
gǫmlu
pl. N
A
G
D
gamlir
gamla
gamalla
gǫmlum
gamlar
gamlar
gamalla
gǫmlum
gǫul
gǫmul
gamalla
gǫmlum
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