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Anon Hsv 71VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 71’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 404.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál
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Sjálfan ‘self’

sjalfr (adj.): self

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skal ‘must’

skulu (verb): shall, should, must

[2] skal eigi: skyldi 624

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eigi ‘neither’

3. eigi (adv.): not

[2] skal eigi: skyldi 624

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mjök ‘a lot’

mjǫk (adv.): very, much

[3] mjök: eigi 624

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gera ‘do’

1. gera (verb): do, make

[4] þat gera þeir: þeir þat gera 624

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þykkjaz ‘seem’

2. þykkja (verb): seem, think

[5] göfgir þykkjaz: ógegnir eru 624

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vilja ‘want’

vilja (verb): want, intend

[6] vilja: vilja þó 624

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hafa ‘to have’

hafa (verb): have

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Lat. parallels: (Dist. II, 16) Nec te conlaudes nec te culpaveris ipse: / hoc faciunt stulti, quos gloria vexat inanis ‘Neither praise nor blame yourself; this foolish people do, whom empty fame troubles’. Modesty is also dealt with in Hsv 72 and 127.

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