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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Hugsvinnsmál (Hsv) - 151

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. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 358-449.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   45   46   47   48   49   50   51   52   53   54   55   56   57   58   59   60   61   62   63   64   65   66   67   68   69   70   71   72   73   74   75   76   77   78   79   80   81   82   83   84   85   86   87   88   89   90   91   92   93   94   95   96   97   98   99   100   101   102   103   104   105   106   107   108   109   110   111   112   113   114   115   116   117   118   119   120   121   122   123   124   125   126   127   128   129   130   131   132   133   134   135   136   137   138   139   140   141   142   143   144   145   146   147   148   149 

for reference only:  56x   65x 

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, 420-1

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101 — Anon Hsv 101VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 101’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 420-1.

Liðs skal biðja,
þá er ráða lögskilum,
ef maðr er lýtum loginn;
röngu verz,
ef réttu náir,
maðr, er dómendr duga.

 

If a man is unjustly accused of faults, he must ask for help from those who have command of legal procedure; a man whom the judges help, defends himself against something wrong, if he gets his rights.

notes: Lat. parallel: (Dist. III, 16) Iudicis auxilium subiniquitate rogato, / ipsae etiam leges cupiunt, ut iure rogentur ‘Beg for the aid of the judge in an unjust lawsuit, for the very laws themselves desire to be questioned properly’. — [4-6]: Skj B has the same text as here (except sá er (624) for ef (1199ˣ) or en (Hallgrímur Scheving) in l. 5). Kock (NN §114) questions the metre, particularly the stress on the non-pronominal maðr, which he omits in Skald.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 101 (AII, 188; BII, 202); Skald II, 106, NN §114; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 25, Gering 1907, 27, Tuvestrand 1977, 127, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 99.

sources

Lbs 1199 4°x (1199x) 74r, 31 - 74r, 32  transcr.  image  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 145, 20 - 145, 22  transcr.  image  
AM 148 8vox (148x) 74r, 3 - 74r, 6  transcr.  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated