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Anon Hsv 98VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 98’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 419.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál
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Góðra ‘for good’

góðr (adj.): good

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leiti ‘should look’

leita (verb): seek, look for, attack

[2] leiti: leiti sér 624

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hafa ‘to have’

hafa (verb): have

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annars ‘of another’

1. annarr (pron.; °f. ǫnnur, n. annat; pl. aðrir): (an)other, second

[4] annars: vánds manns 624

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láti ‘should let’

láta (verb): let, have sth done

[5] láti: lætr 624

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varnaði ‘a warning’

vǫrnuðr (noun m.; °varnaðar, dat. varnaði): [a warning]

[5] varnaði: varnaði verða 624

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geriz ‘become’

1. gera (verb): do, make

[6] geriz svá: verðr 624

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svá ‘thus’

svá (adv.): so, thus

[6] geriz svá: verðr 624

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góðum ‘good people’

góðr (adj.): good

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líkr ‘like’

líkr (adj.): like

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Lat. parallel: (Dist. III, 13) Multorum disce exemplo quae facta sequaris, / quae fugias, vita est nobis aliena magistra ‘Learn from the example of many what deeds you should emulate and which to avoid; the life of others is a teacher to us’.

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