Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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VII. Hugsvinnsmál (Hsv) - 151

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Hugsvinnsmál (‘Sayings of the Wise-Minded One’) — Anon HsvVII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Hugsvinnsmál’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Brepols, Turnhout, pp. 358-449.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál, Isl. oversættelse af Catonis Disticha. (AII, 167-97, BII, 185-210); stanzas (if different): 51/1-3, 67/1-3 | 52 | 53/4-6 | 53/1-3, 51/4-6 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 66 | 67 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78/1-3 | 78 [var], 78/4-6 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 102 | 103 | 104 | 105 | 106 | 107 | 108 | 109 | 110 | 111 | 112 | 114 | 115 | 116 | 117 | 118 | 119 | 120 | 121 | 122 | 123 | 124 | 125 | 126 | 127 | 128 | 129 | 136 | 137 | 138 | 140 | 141 | 142 | 146 | 147 | 148

SkP info: VII, 401

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66 — Anon Hsv 66VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 66’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Brepols, Turnhout, p. 401.

Friðsamr við annan        skyldi firða hverr,
        þótt hann meira megi;
opt sá hefniz,
        er halloki verðr,
        ok vegr síðan sigr.

Hverr firða skyldi friðsamr við annan, þótt hann megi meira; opt hefniz sá, er halloki verðr, ok vegr sigr síðan.

Every man should be peaceable towards another, although he may be stronger; often he who is defeated avenges himself, and later wins victory.

Mss: 1199ˣ(74v), 1199ˣ(73v), 401ˣ(1v) (ll. 1-3), 624(144), 624(143)

Readings: [1] við annan: vera 1199ˣ(73v), 624(144), ‘[...] annan’ 401ˣ, þú vert 624(143)    [2] skyldi firða hverr: við annan 624(143)    [3] hann meira: hann mikit 624(144), minna 624(143)    [4] hefniz: er sá hrendr 624(144)    [5] halloki: halloka 624(144), 624(143)    [6] vegr: vinnr 1199ˣ(73v);    síðan: um síðir 624(144), 624(143)

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 67: AII, 182, BII, 196-7, Skald II, 102-3; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 18, Gering 1907, 19, Tuvestrand 1977, 109, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 74.

Notes: [All]: Lat. parallel: (Dist. II, 10) Cui scieris non esse parem te, tempore cede: / victorem a victo superari saepe videmus ‘Yield at times to one whom you know not to be your equal; we frequently see the victor conquered by the loser’. This st. occurs first between sts 67 and 68 in 1199ˣ but is placed here in accordance with the order of the disticha. — [1-2]: These ll. are the same as st. 52/4-5. — [4-6]: 401ˣ renders the rest of the st.: sá er vill hæstan tír hafa ‘he who wants to have the highest glory’.

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