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Anon Hsv 41VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 41’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 385-6.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál
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optar ‘more’

opt (adv.): often

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heittu ‘promise’

2. heita (verb): be called, promise

[2] heittu eigi seggjum: heit eigi sömu 723aˣ, skaltu eigi heita 624

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eigi ‘not’

3. eigi (adv.): not

[2] heittu eigi seggjum: heit eigi sömu 723aˣ, skaltu eigi heita 624

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seggjum ‘people’

seggr (noun m.; °; -ir): man

[2] heittu eigi seggjum: heit eigi sömu 723aˣ, skaltu eigi heita 624

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er ‘that’

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

[3] þeirri er: ef 723aˣ

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veita ‘to give’

2. veita (verb): grant, give

[3] veita vilt: at öðrum átt 624

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vilt ‘intend’

vilja (verb): want, intend

[3] veita vilt: at öðrum átt 624

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símálugs ‘of a long-winded man’

símálugr (adj.): [a long-winded man]

[4] símálugs: ‘[...]r’ 696XV

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þykkja ‘seem’

2. þykkja (verb): seem, think

[5] þykkja: þykkir 401ˣ

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snotrum ‘to a wise’

snotr (adj.): wise

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Lat. parallel: (Dist. I, 25) Quod praestare potes, ne bis promiseris ulli, / ne sis ventosus, dum vis bonus esse videris ‘That which you are able to lend do not promise twice to anyone, do not be a windbag if you want to seem to be a good man’. This st. is parallelled in Hsv 29. — [1-3]: The first version (i.e. 624) only consists of these ll., but has a similar text to ll. 4-6 in its version of st. 29/4-6. The ll. here also read somewhat differently from the other mss: Sinni optar | skaltu eigi heita gjöf | þeirri er þú at öðrum átt ‘You must not promise more than once a gift which you have due from others’.

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