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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Hsv 47VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 47’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 389-90.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál
464748

Ó ‘an un’

ó- ((prefix)): un- < ókunnr (adj.): unknown

[1] Ókunnan: ‘[...]kvnnann’ 401ˣ

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kunnan ‘known’

kunnr (adj.): known (?) < ókunnr (adj.): unknown

[1] Ókunnan: ‘[...]kvnnann’ 401ˣ

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öngu ‘not’

2. engi (pron.): no, none

[2] öngu: öngvan 401ˣ, eigi 624

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margr ‘many a one’

2. margr (adj.; °-an): many

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illr ‘bad’

illr (adj.): bad, evil, unwell

[4] illr: slægr 624

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brigð ‘fickle’

brigðr (adj.): fickle

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útlenzk ‘foreign’

útlenzkr (adj.): [foreign]

[6] útlenzk: so 723aˣ, 401ˣ, 624, útlenzkra 1199ˣ

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[6] útlenzk orð ‘foreign words’: Skj B has útlendra orð ‘words of foreigners’ here, from Hallgrímur Scheving’s edn, which agrees better with the sense of the rest of the st.

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orð ‘words’

orð (noun n.; °-s; -): word

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[6] útlenzk orð ‘foreign words’: Skj B has útlendra orð ‘words of foreigners’ here, from Hallgrímur Scheving’s edn, which agrees better with the sense of the rest of the st.

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Lat. parallels: (Dist. I, 32) Ignotum tibi tu noli praeponere notis: / cognita iudicio constant, incognita casu ‘Do not prefer someone unknown to you over those who are known: known things are subject to judgement, unknown to chance’.

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