bylur hæst í tómri tunnu

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the third-person present indictive bylur (reverberates, resounds) and hæst (loudest) and í (in) and the feminine singular dative tómri (empty) and the singular dative tunnu (in a barrel); literally meaning "it reverberates the most in an empty barrel".

Proverb[edit]

bylur hæst í tómri tunnu

  1. (proverbs) empty barrels make the most noise; (the ignorant make the most noise)

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