ekki er allt gull sem glóir

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ekki ‎(not) + er ‎(is) the 3. person singular of vera ‎(to be) + allt the 3rd person neuter of allur ‎(all) + gull ‎(gold) + sem ‎(which, that) + glóir ‎(glows) the 3. person singular of the verb glóa ‎(to glow). Literally meaning "not is all gold that glows".

Proverb[edit]

ekki er allt gull sem glóir

  1. all that glitters is not gold.