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Anon Hsv 72VII/1 — sinni ‘his’

Af hyggjandi sinni        skyldi maðr óhræsinn vera,
        nema geraz þarfir þess;
opt at haldi        hefr ýtum komit,
        ef leyniz spakr at speki.

Maðr skyldi vera óhræsinn af hyggjandi sinni, nema geraz þarfir þess; opt hefr komit at haldi ýtum, ef spakr leyniz at speki.

A man should not be boastful [lit. should be unboastful] of his intelligence, unless need of it arises; often it has become a help to people, if a wise man conceals his wisdom.

readings

[1] sinni: þinni 624

grammar

Pronouns and determiners: Possessive

masc.fem.neut.
sing. N
A
G
D
minn
minn
mín
mínum
mín
mína
minnar
minni
mitt
mitt
míns
mínu
pl. N
A
G
D
mínir
mína
minna
mínum
mínar
mínar
minna
mínum
mín
mín
minna
mínum
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