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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
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Örr ‘open-handed’

ǫrr (adj.): generous, brave

[1] Örr: ‘[...]’ 401ˣ

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af ‘if’

af (prep.): from

[1] af: at 401ˣ

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skaltu ‘You must’

skulu (verb): shall, should, must

[2] skaltu: vertu vertu 624

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ok ‘and’

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

[3] ok: om. 401ˣ, 624

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dugi ‘help’

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

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

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þarfr ‘useful’

þarfr (adj.): necessary, useful

[5] þarfr: ‘þarf[...]’ 401ˣ

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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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