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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Hsv 55VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 55’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 394.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál

Örr ‘open-handed’

ǫrr (adj.): generous, brave

[1] Örr: ‘[...]’ 401ˣ


af ‘if’

af (prep.): from

[1] af: at 401ˣ


skaltu ‘You must’

skulu (verb): shall, should, must

[2] skaltu: vertu vertu 624


ok ‘and’

3. ok (conj.): and, but; also

[3] ok: om. 401ˣ, 624


dugi ‘help’

duga (verb; °dugir; dugði; dugat): help, befit

[3] dugi: so 624, dugir 1199ˣ, duga 401ˣ


þarfr ‘useful’

þarfr (adj.): necessary, useful

[5] þarfr: ‘þarf[...]’ 401ˣ


geriz ‘is’

1. gera (verb): do, make

[5] geriz: so 624, er 1199ˣ, ‘[...]z’ 401ˣ


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Lat. parallels: (Dist. I, 40) Dapsilis interdum notis et carus amicis / dum fueris dando, semper tibi proximus esto ‘While you were a bountiful and dear friend sometimes to known friends, in giving always be nearest to yourself’.


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