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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Codex Regius of the Poetic Edda: an electronic edition (Edd.)

ed. Haraldur Bernharðsson;

not in Skj

prose works

Hávamál (Hávm) - 162

Hávamál

Not published: do not cite ()

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6 — Hávm 6

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Að hyggjandi sinni
skylit maðr hræsinn vera
heldr gætinn að geði;
þá er horskr ok þögull
kjömr heimisgarða til
sjaldan verðr víti vörum
því að óbrigðra vin
fær maðr aldregi
en manvit mikið.   (eddic or germanic)

(
About his intelligence no man should be boastful,
rather cautious of mind;
when a wise and silent man comes to a homestead
blame seldom befalls the wary;
for no more dependable friend can a man ever get
than a store of common sense.)

editions: Skj Not in Skj;

sources

GKS 2365 4° (R) 3r, 14 - 3r, 17 (Edda)  image  image  
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