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Anon Hsv 95VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 95’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 417.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál
949596

skal ‘must’

skulu (verb): shall, should, must

[2] skal: skuli 624

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þótt ‘even if’

þó (adv.): though

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kenni ‘teaches’

kenna (verb): know, teach

[3] kenni: ken 624

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óauðgan ‘’

óauðigr (adj.)

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ánauðgan ‘an enslaved’

ánauðigr (adj.; °·nauðgan; compar. ·nauðgari): oppressed, enslaved

[4] ánauðgan: so 624, óauðgan 1199ˣ

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opt ‘often’

opt (adv.): often

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Lat. parallel: (Dist. III, 10) Utile consilium dominus ne despice servi; / nullius sensum, si prodest, tempseris unquam ‘As a master do not despise the useful counsel of your servant [or ‘slave’]; never spurn anyone’s advice, if it is useful’.

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