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Anon Hsv 69VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 69’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 403.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál

lát ‘let’

láta (verb): let, have sth done

[3] lát: ger 624


þinn ‘your’

þinn (pron.; °f. þín, n. þitt): your

[3] þinn: þér 624


hryggja ‘distress’

hryggja (verb): distress

[3] hryggja: hryggt í 624


litla ‘for a short’

lítill (adj.; °lítinn): little

[4] litla stund: lengi njóta 624


stund ‘time’

stund (noun f.; °-ar, dat. -u/-; -ir): time, hour

[4] litla stund: lengi njóta 624


fagna ‘rejoice’

fagna (verb; °-að-): welcome, rejoice

[5] fagna því: mun þess 624


ef ‘if’

3. ef (conj.): if

[6] ef: er 624


sælaz ‘become happy’

2. sæla (verb): [become happy]


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Lat. parallel: (Dist. II, 14) Forti animo esto libens, cum sis damnatus inique: / nemo diu gaudet, qui iudice vincit iniquo ‘Be of strong mind with good will when you are wrongly accused; no one is happy for long who wins with an unjust judgement’.


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