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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, 377

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27 — Anon Hsv 27VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 27’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 377.

Þann dugnað veitt
vinum þínum,
sem eigi fylgir mein til mikit;
annars illsku
láttu aldrigi
standa þér fyrir þrifum.

 

Give your friends that [kind of] assistance which is not accompanied by too much harm; never let another’s ill will stand in the way of your wellbeing.

notes: Lat. parallel: (Dist. I, 11) Dilige sic alios, ut sis tibi carus amicus; / sic bonus esto bonis, ne te mala damna sequantur ‘Love others in such a way that you are a dear friend to yourself; so be good to the good, so that bad losses will not happen to you’. The mutual respect among friends is also mentioned in Hsv 15. — [4-6]: These ll. have no exact equivalent in the Lat. text, but the phrasing of 1199ˣ might be interpreted as trying to render the sic bonus esto bonis ‘so be good to the good’ in the redactor’s own words.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 27 (AII, 173-4; BII, 190); Skald II, 99; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 11, Gering 1907, 8, Tuvestrand 1977, 85, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 43.

sources

Lbs 1199 4°x (1199x) 72v, 12 - 72v, 13  transcr.  image  image  
AM 723 a 4°x (723ax) 78, 8 - 78, 10  transcr.  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 141, 24 - 141, 26  transcr.  image  
AM 148 8vox (148x) 70v, 5 - 70v, 7  transcr.  
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