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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, 367-8

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12 — Anon Hsv 12VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 12’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 367-8.

Bækr ok rúnir
kenn þú blíðliga;
ger þú við góða vel;
illra kvenna
firr þú þik öllu lagi,
ok ráð hverjum heilt.

 

Teach with kindness books and runes; treat the good well; keep away from bad women by all means, and give everybody good advice.

notes: Lat. parallels: (sent. 26) libros lege ‘read books’; (sent. 38) litteras disce ‘study literature’; (sent. 39) bono benefacito ‘do good to a good man’; (sent. 25) meretricem fuge ‘avoid a prostitute’; (sent 40) tute consule ‘give safe advice’. Two mss have nem ‘learn’ (l. 2) (so Skj B and Skald), and the Lat. parallels have more to do with learning than teaching. The importance of education is also mentioned in Sól 49. Hávm 118/3 parallels the illra kvenna of 1199ˣ (NK, 36).

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 12 (AII, 170; BII, 187); Skald II, 97; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 8, Gering 1907, 4, Tuvestrand 1977, 76, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 31.

sources

Lbs 1199 4°x (1199x) 72r, 19 - 72r, 21  transcr.  image  image  
AM 696 XV 4° (696XV) 1r, 13 - 1r, 15  transcr.  image  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 140, 24 - 140, 26  transcr.  image  
AM 148 8vox (148x) 69v, 6 - 69v, 9  transcr.  
AM 243 f fol (243f) 6 - 6  transcr.  image  -
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated