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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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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

Góðra ‘for good’

góðr (adj.): good


leiti ‘should look’

leita (verb): seek, look for, attack

[2] leiti: leiti sér 624


hafa ‘to have’

hafa (verb): have


annars ‘of another’

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

[4] annars: vánds manns 624


láti ‘should let’

láta (verb): let, have sth done

[5] láti: lætr 624


varnaði ‘a warning’

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

[5] varnaði: varnaði verða 624


geriz ‘become’

1. gera (verb): do, make

[6] geriz svá: verðr 624


svá ‘thus’

svá (adv.): so, thus

[6] geriz svá: verðr 624


góðum ‘good people’

góðr (adj.): good


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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