Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Hsv 77VII/3 — verðr ‘deserving’

Optlig mein        skal maðr eigi illa bera,
        ef hann er vítis verðr.

Maðr skal eigi bera optlig mein illa, ef hann er verðr vítis.

A man must not bear frequent misfortunes badly, if he is deserving of punishment.



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