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Anon Hsv 124VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 124’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 434-5.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál

ef ‘if’

3. ef (conj.): if

[2] ef: þar 723aˣ, er 624


með ‘among’

með (prep.): with


hölðum ‘men’

hǫlðr (noun m.; °-s; -ar): man

[3] hölðum: hölda 624


af ‘through’

af (prep.): from

[4] af: þvíat af of 624


kennaz ‘are known’

kenna (verb): know, teach

[4] kennaz: kynnaz 723aˣ, 624


hagir ‘the affairs’

1. hagr (noun m.; °-s; -ir): situation, condition

[5] hagir: hugir 723aˣ, 624


er ‘who’

2. er (conj.): who, which, when

[6] er: so 723aˣ, 624, om. 1199ˣ


þegir ‘keeps silent’

þegja (verb): be silent


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Lat. parallel: (Dist. IV, 20) Perspicito cuncta tacitus, quid quisque loquatur: / sermo hominum mores et celat et indicat idem ‘Look silently upon all things that people say; the speech of men both hides and reveals their ways’. For the first half there is a parallel in content in Hávm 7 (cf. st. 104).


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