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Anon Hsv 85VII/2 — trúa ‘believe’

Draumum sínum        skulu eigi dróttir trúa;
        tæla þeir ýta opt;
sofanda manni þykkir        þat, er sjálfr, þegar at vakir,
        æskir sér eða óaz.

Dróttir skulu eigi trúa draumum sínum; þeir tæla ýta opt; þat, er sjálfr æskir sér eða óaz, þegar at vakir, þykkir manni sofanda.

Men should not believe their dreams; they often deceive people; what he wishes for himself or fears when awake, appears to a man when asleep.

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