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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, 401

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66 — Anon Hsv 66VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 66’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 401.

Friðsamr við annan
skyldi firða hverr,
þótt hann meira megi;
opt hefniz,
er halloki verðr,
ok vegr síðan sigr.

 

Every man should be peaceable towards another, although he may be stronger; often he who is defeated avenges himself, and later wins victory.

notes: Lat. parallel: (Dist. II, 10) Cui scieris non esse parem te, tempore cede: / victorem a victo superari saepe videmus ‘Yield at times to one whom you know not to be your equal; we frequently see the victor conquered by the loser’. This st. occurs first between sts 67 and 68 in 1199ˣ but is placed here in accordance with the order of the disticha. — [1-2]: These ll. are the same as st. 52/4-5. — [4-6]: 401ˣ renders the rest of the st.: sá er vill hæstan tír hafa ‘he who wants to have the highest glory’.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 67 (AII, 182; BII, 196-7); Skald II, 102-3; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 18, Gering 1907, 19, Tuvestrand 1977, 109, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 74.

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Lbs 1199 4°x (1199x*) 74v, 2 - 74v, 4  transcr.  image  image  
Lbs 1199 4°x (1199x*) 73v, 14 - 73v, 15  transcr.  image  image  
JS 401 4°x (401x) 1v, 21 - 1v, 22 [1-3]  transcr.  
AM 148 8vox (148x*) 245r, 3 - 245r, 4 [4-6]  transcr.  
AM 624 4° (624*) 144, 3 - 144, 5  transcr.  image  
AM 624 4° (624*) 143, 12 - 143, 14  transcr.  image  
AM 148 8vox (148x*) 72r, 3 - 72r, 5  transcr.  
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