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Anon Hsv 43VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 43’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 387.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál
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text and translation

Ef þér erfingja        auðit verðr,
        ok ertu fáskrúðigr at fé,
jóðum þínum        kenn þú íþróttir,
        þær er þeim fæzlu fái.

Ef þér verðr erfingja auðit, ok ertu fáskrúðigr at fé, kenn þú jóðum þínum íþróttir, þær er fái þeim fæzlu.
 
‘If you come to have an heir and you are poor in possessions, teach your children the skills which may provide them with food.

notes and context

Lat. parallel: (Dist. I, 28) Cum tibi sint nati nec opes, tunc artibus illos / instrue, quo possint inopem defendere vitam ‘When you have sons rather than riches, then instruct them in the arts, by means of which they may be able to maintain a life without riches’. Dist. I, 27 (Noli homines blando nimium sermone probare; / fistula dulce canit, volucrem dum decipit auceps ‘Do not approve too much of men with flattering speech; the pipe sings sweetly, when the fowler deceives the bird’) is not translated in Hsv.

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Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 43: AII, 177, BII, 192, Skald II, 100; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 14, Gering 1907, 12, Tuvestrand 1977, 95, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 56.

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