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Anon Hsv 36VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 36’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 382-3.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál
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litla ‘a small’

lítill (adj.; °lítinn): little

[1] litla gjöf: ‘l[...]’ 696XV

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gjöf ‘gift’

gjǫf (noun f.): gift

[1] litla gjöf: ‘l[...]’ 696XV

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gefr ‘gives’

gefa (verb): give

[2] gefr af léttum: ‘[...]godum’ 696XV

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af ‘from’

af (prep.): from

[2] gefr af léttum: ‘[...]godum’ 696XV

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léttum ‘a happy’

léttr (adj.; °compar. -ari, superl. -astr): easy, light

[2] gefr af léttum: ‘[...]godum’ 696XV

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sem ‘who’

sem (conj.): as, which

[3] sem: om. 723aˣ, 696XV, 401ˣ, er 624

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þú ‘you’

þú (pron.; °gen. þín, dat. þér, acc. þik): you

[4] þú skalt: ‘þ[...]’ 401ˣ

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skalt ‘must’

skulu (verb): shall, should, must

[4] þú skalt: ‘þ[...]’ 401ˣ

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þakk ‘grate’

þǫkk (noun f.; °þakkar; þakkar/þakkir): thanks < þakklátr (adj.)

[5] þakklátr: ‘þack[...]’ 696XV

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látr ‘ful’

-látr (adj.): -ful < þakklátr (adj.)

[5] þakklátr: ‘þack[...]’ 696XV

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geraz ‘be’

1. gera (verb): do, make

[5] geraz: ‘[...]’ 696XV, 401ˣ, vera 624

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ást ‘love’

ást (noun f.; °-ar; -ir): love

[6] ást: ‘[...]’ 696XV, því ást 624

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fylgir ‘accompanies’

2. fylgja (verb): follow, accompany

[6] fylgir: ‘[...]ger’ 696XV

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gjöfum ‘the gifts’

gjǫf (noun f.): gift

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Lat. parallel: (Dist. I, 20) Exiguum munus cum det tibi pauper amicus, / accipito placide, plene laudare memento ‘When your poor friend gives you a small gift, accept it happily and remember to praise [it] fully’.

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