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Anon Hsv 73VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 73’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 405.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál
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rangri ‘from wrongful’

rangr (adj.): wrong, false

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forða ‘save’

forða (verb): escape, avoid

[2] forða þér: firra þik 624

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þér ‘yourself’

þú (pron.; °gen. þín, dat. þér, acc. þik): you

[2] forða þér: firra þik 624

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ljót ‘ugly’

ljótr (adj.): ugly

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hærra ‘better’

hœgri (adj. comp.): higher, highest

[4] hærra: góðan 624

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engi ‘no’

2. engi (pron.): no, none

[5] engi maðr: maðr aldri 624

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maðr ‘a man’

maðr (noun m.): man, person

[5] engi maðr: maðr aldri 624

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sjái ‘avoids’

2. sjá (verb): see

[6] sjái: sjá 624

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Lat. parallel: (Dist. II, 19) Luxuriam fugito, simul et vitare memento / crimen avaritiae; nam sunt contraria famae ‘Shun luxury, and also remember to avoid the accusation of avarice; for they are inimical to good repute’. Avarice is also dealt with in Hsv 22, 44, 56, 96, 97. Cf. also Sól 10, 18.

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