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Anon Hsv 83VII/6 — geraz ‘to become’

Alþýðuróm        lasta þú aldrigi,
        þann er lýðir lofa;
öngum sá hugnar,        er öllum vill
        gagnmálugr geraz.

Lasta þú aldrigi alþýðuróm, þann er lýðir lofa; sá hugnar öngum, er vill geraz öllum gagnmálugr.

Never blame general acclamation which people praise; he who wants to become the opponent of everyone pleases nobody.

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