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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.

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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, 438

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131 — Anon Hsv 131VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 131’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 438.

Fyrir augum vaxa        lát þér aldrigi
        at kenna nýtt ok nema,
þvít holla speki
        lofa hyggnir menn
        en lasta heimskan hal.

Lát þér aldrigi vaxa fyrir augum at kenna ok nema nýtt, þvít hyggnir menn lofa holla speki en lasta heimskan hal.

Never let yourself shrink from teaching and learning something useful, because wise men praise wholesome wisdom and censure a foolish man.

Mss: 1199ˣ(75r), 723aˣ(84), 624(147)

Readings: [1] vaxa: so 723aˣ, 624, om. 1199ˣ    [2] aldrigi: eigi 723aˣ    [3] at kenna: so 723aˣ, vaxa nýtt kenna 1199ˣ, spyrja 624    [4] holla speki: hygginn maðr 624    [5] lofa hyggnir menn: lofar hölda í þokka 624    [6] lasta: lastar 624;    heimskan: heimskar 624

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 131: AII, 194, BII, 207, Skald II, 108-9; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 30, Gering 1907, 35, Tuvestrand 1977, 143, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 119.

Notes: [All]: Lat. parallel: (Dist. IV, 29) Ne pudeat quae nescieris te velle doceri: / scire aliquid laus est; culpa est nil discere velle ‘Do not be ashamed when you wish to be taught what you do not know; to know something is praiseworthy, blamable is to not want to learn anything’. — [3]: This l. is very close to Hsv 86/2. — [4-5]: 624 has: þvít hygginn maðr | lofar hölða í þokka (Skj B removes í) ‘because a wise man praises men’s opinion’.

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