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Anon Hsv 2VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 2’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 362.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál

kenni ‘will teach’

kenna (verb): know, teach


eptir ‘’

eptir (prep.): after, behind

[3] eptir öll: öll eptir 624


öll ‘all’

allr (adj.): all

[3] eptir öll: öll eptir 624


gleyma ‘forget’

gleyma (verb): forget


hafa ‘have’

hafa (verb): have


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Lat. parallel: (Epistula, cont.) Nunc te, fili carissime, docebo quo pacto morem animi tui componas. Igitur praecepta mea ita legito ut intellegas. Legere enim et non intellegere neglegere est ‘I will teach you by what agreement you may devise a moral system for your own mind. Therefore read my precepts in such a way that you may understand; to read and not to understand is to disregard them’. This st. translates the second part of the Epistula.


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