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Anon Hsv 9VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 9’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 365-6.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál
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Hatri þú hafna,        ok hlæ þú at öngum;
        gjalt gjöf við gjöf;
vakr þú vera skalt,        ok ver nær staddr
        lýða lögskilum.

Hafna þú hatri, ok hlæ þú at öngum; gjalt gjöf við gjöf; þú skalt vera vakr, ok ver nær staddr lögskilum lýða.

Abandon hatred and laugh at no-one; repay a gift with a gift; you must be alert and be situated near people’s legal proceedings.

Mss: 1199ˣ(72r), 696XV(1r), 624(140)

Readings: [2] ok: om. 696XV, 624;    hlæ: hlægi 624;    þú: so 696XV, eigi 1199ˣ, þú eigi 624;    at öngum: í manngi 624    [3] gjalt: gjaltu 696XV, 624;    við gjöf: ‘[...]’ 696XV    [4] vakr þú: ‘[...]’ 696XV;    vera skalt: ‘[...] skaltv’ 696XV, þú vert 624    [5] ok ver: ok vera 696XV, vertu 624;    staddr: ‘sta[...]ur’ 696XV, om. 624

Editions: Skj AII, 169, Skj BII, 187, Skald II, 97, NN §3266B Anm.; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 8, Gering 1907, 3, Tuvestrand 1977, 75, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 29-30.

Notes: [All]: Lat. parallels: (sent. 30) irascere ob rem [noli] ‘[do not] get angry for no reason’; (sent. 31) neminem riseris ‘do not laugh at anybody’; (sent. 16) mutuum da ‘make a loan’; (sent. 19) quod satis est dormi ‘sleep a sufficiency’; (sent. 32) in iudicium adesto ‘stand by [a friend] in court’; (sent. 33) ad praetorium stato ‘keep in good standing at the praetor’s residence’.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. NN = Kock, Ernst Albin. 1923-44. Notationes Norrœnæ: Anteckningar till Edda och skaldediktning. Lunds Universitets årsskrift new ser. 1. 28 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. Tuvestrand, Birgitta, ed. 1977. Hugsvinnsmál: Handskrifter och kritisk text. Lundastudier i nordisk språkvetenskap A:29. Lund: Carl Blom.
  5. Hermann Pálsson, ed. 1985a. Áhrif Hugsvinnsmála á aðrar fornbókmenntir. Studia Islandica/Íslensk Fræði 43. Reykjavík: Menningarsjóður.
  6. Gering, Hugo, ed. 1907. Hugsvinnsmál. Eine altisländische Übersetzung der Disticha Catonis. Kiel: Lipsius & Tischer.
  7. Hallgrímur Scheving, ed. 1831. Hugsvinnsmál, ásamt þeirra látinska frumriti. Skóla hátið. Viðeyar Klaustri: prentuð af Helga Helgasyni, á kostnað Bessastaða Skóla.
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