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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, 375

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24 — Anon Hsv 24VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 24’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 375.

Konu þinnar
hlýð þú eigi kveinstöfum,
þótt hon þræla saki;
opt hon þann hatar,
er þér hollr geriz,
reyndu, hvat it sanna sé.

 

Do not listen to your wife’s complaints, although she may blame the servants; often she hates him who is loyal to you; test out what is the truth.

notes: Lat. parallel: (Dist. I, 8) Nil temere uxori de servis crede querenti: / semper enim mulier, quem coniux diligit, odit ‘Believe nothing rashly of a wife complaining about the servants; for often a woman hates the one her husband likes’. The last l. has no equivalent in the Lat. text. — [1-3]: The wording of 624 is quite different, although the sense is roughly the same: Konu þinnar | kveinstöfum þarftu eigi at trúa, | þótt hún þræla þinna áviti opt ‘You need not believe your wife’s complaints, although she may often accuse your servants’.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 24 (AII, 173; BII, 189); Skald II, 99; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 11, Gering 1907, 7, Tuvestrand 1977, 84, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 40.

sources

Lbs 1199 4°x (1199x*) 72v, 7 - 72v, 9  transcr.  image  image  
Lbs 1199 4°x (1199x*) 74v, 14 - 74v, 15 [1-2]  transcr.  image  image  
AM 720 a IV 4° (720a IV) 1v, 14 - 1v, 17  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 723 a 4°x (723ax) 77, 23 - 78, 1  transcr.  image  
JS 401 4°x (401x) 1r, 6 - 1r, 8  transcr.  
AM 624 4° (624) 141, 19 - 141, 21  transcr.  image  
AM 148 8vox (148x) 70r, 17 - 70r, 21  transcr.  
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