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ekki er allt gull sem glóir

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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".

ProverbEdit

ekki er allt gull sem glóir

  1. all that glitters is not gold.