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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, 376

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26 — Anon Hsv 26VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 26’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 376.

Hirtu eigi at senna,
þótt þú satt vitir,
við hvassorðan hal;
málskálp mikit
er mörgum gefit;
fár er at hyggju horskr.

 

Take care not to quarrel with a sharp-worded man, even though you may know the truth; great loquacity is granted to many; few are wise in mind.

notes: Lat. parallel: (Dist. I, 10) Contra verbosos noli contendere verbis: / sermo datur cunctis, animi sapientia paucis ‘Do not exchange words with wordy people; speech is given to all, wisdom of mind to few’. The corresponding st. of the distichs is also cited in FGT. There the Lat. text is followed by a translation: Hirð eigi þú at þræta við málrófsmenn; málróf er gefit mǫrgum, en spekin fám ‘Do not quarrel with loquacious people; loquacity is given to many, but wisdom to few’ (FGT 1972, 228-9). — [2]: The second l. has no equivalent in the Lat. text.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 26 (AII, 173; BII, 190); Skald II, 99, NN §1915; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 11, Konráð Gíslason 1860, 550, Gering 1907, 8, Tuvestrand 1977, 85, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 42.

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Lbs 1199 4°x (1199x) 72v, 11 - 72v, 12  transcr.  image  image  
AM 723 a 4°x (723ax) 78, 5 - 78, 7  transcr.  image  
JS 401 4°x (401x) 1r, 10 - 1r, 11  transcr.  
AM 148 8vox (148x*) 245r, 22 - 245r, 25  transcr.  
AM 624 4° (624) 141, 22 - 141, 24  transcr.  image  
AM 148 8vox (148x*) 70v, 2 - 70v, 4  transcr.  
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