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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, 398

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61 — Anon Hsv 61VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 61’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 398.

Fengins fjár        neyttu framarliga,
        ok vert þíns mildr matar;
aura njóta
        láttu auma fira,
        ef geraz þarfir þess.

Neyttu framarliga fengins fjár, ok vert mildr matar þíns; láttu auma fira njóta aura, ef geraz þarfir þess.

Use valiantly the property you gained, and be generous with your food; let poor men have benefit of money if it becomes necessary.

Mss: 1199ˣ(73v), 624(143)

Readings: [2] framarliga: framliga 624    [3] ok: om. 624    [4] njóta: so 624, þína 1199ˣ    [5] láttu auma fira: so 624, skaltu eigi til ónýtis hafa 1199ˣ

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 62: AII, 181, BII, 196, Skald II, 102; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 17, Gering 1907, 17, Tuvestrand 1977, 105, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 70.

Notes: [All]: Lat. parallel: (Dist. II, 5) Fac sumptum propere, cum res desiderat ipsa: / dandum etenim est aliquid, cum tempus postulat aut res ‘Give goods quickly when the situation demands; a thing is to be given when the time or the situation demands’. — [4-6]: Lines 4-5 are the basically same as st. 54/1-2 in 1199ˣ and are probably the result of scribal error. These ll. in both mss have no parallel in the Lat. text.

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