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Anon Hsv 93VII/1 — Eigi ‘not’

Eigi skaltu hlæja,        ef þú vilt horskr vera,
        at annars óförum;
opt þeir hefnaz,        er hlegnir eru,
        ok gjalda líku líkt.

Skaltu eigi hlæja at annars óförum, ef þú vilt vera horskr; þeir hefnaz opt, er hlegnir eru, ok gjalda líku líkt.

You must not laugh at another’s ill-luck, if you want to be wise; they who are laughed at often take revenge and repay like with like.

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[1] Eigi skaltu: skaltu eigi 624

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