Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 105’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 422-3.
Reiðrar konu skaltu eigi rógi trúa
né at því gaum gefa;
kaldráð kona, hygg ek, klökkvandi
biði opt óþarfra hluta.
Skaltu eigi trúa rógi reiðrar konu né gefa gaum at því; ek hygg, kaldráð, klökkvandi kona biði opt óþarfra hluta.
You must not believe the slander of an angry woman nor pay attention to it; I think a calculating, crying woman may often ask for unnecessary things.
Mss: 1199ˣ(74v) (ll. 4-6), 624(145-146)
Readings:  gaum: geymd 624; gefa: so 624, gæfir 1199ˣ [4, 5] kaldráð kona hygg ek klökkvandi : om. 624  biði: vandi 624
Notes: [All]: Lat. parallel: (Dist. III, 20) Coniugis iratae noli tu verba timere, / nam lacrimis struit insidias, cum femina plorat ‘Do not fear the words of an angry wife; for when a woman weeps, she heaps up the tears with treachery’. — [1-2]: In 1199ˣ these ll. are the same as st. 24/1-2 and consequently its readings are included with that st. in the apparatus. 624 is used here as the base ms. for these two ll. — [4-5]: In 624 these ll. are omitted, but the redactor has attempted to make sense of the remaining ll. —  kaldráð ‘calculating’: Lit. ‘cold-advised’; cf. the Icel. proverb köld eru kvenna ráð ‘the counsels of women are cold’ (cf., e.g., Gísla saga ch. 19; ÍF 6, 61).
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