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Anon Hsv 135VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 135’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 440-1.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál
134135136

Um ‘for’

1. um (prep.): about, around

[1] Um engar: so 624, fyrir unnar 1199ˣ

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engar ‘of nothing’

2. engi (pron.): no, none

[1] Um engar: so 624, fyrir unnar 1199ˣ

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aldri ‘never’

aldri (adv.): never

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deila ‘argue’

2. deila (verb; °-ld-): share out, deal

[2] deila: so 624, saka 1199ˣ

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við ‘with’

2. við (prep.): with, against

[3] við hygginn: so 624, aldyggvan 1199ˣ

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hygginn ‘an intelligent’

hygginn (adj.; °comp. -ari, superl. -astr): intelligent

[3] við hygginn: so 624, aldyggvan 1199ˣ

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garpa ‘bold men’

garpr (noun m.): champion

[5] garpa taka: at gumnar taki 624

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taka ‘get’

2. taka (verb): take

[5] garpa taka: at gumnar taki 624

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fyrir ‘for’

fyrir (prep.): for, before, because of

[6] fyrir: om. 624

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rangs ‘of a wrong’

rangr (adj.): wrong, false

[6] rangs: konungs 624

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Lat. parallel: (Dist. IV, 34) Contra hominem iustum prave contendere noli: / semper enim deus iniustas ulciscitur iras ‘Do not contend wrongly against a just man; for God is always angry at unjust anger’. A similar topic is dealt with in st. 70. — [1-3]: 624’s reading is chosen here, because 1199ˣ seems corrupt: Fyrir unnar sakir | skaltu aldri saka | aldyggvan hal ‘you must never accuse a very trustworthy man on account of committed crimes’; the repetition of sakir/saka is suspect, and l. 3 lacks alliteration. Emendation to hugdyggvan hal would restore the alliteration in l. 3 (Hallgrímur Scheving has hugdyggva hali for l. 3). Skj B takes 624’s reading and emends l. 3 to við hugdyggva hali, based on Hallgrímur Scheving’s text, but in doing so blends two quite separate ms. traditions.

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