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VII. Hugsvinnsmál (Hsv) - 151

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Hugsvinnsmál (‘Sayings of the Wise-Minded One’) — Anon HsvVII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Hugsvinnsmál’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 358-449.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál, Isl. oversættelse af Catonis Disticha. (AII, 167-97, BII, 185-210); stanzas (if different): 51/1-3, 67/1-3 | 52 | 53/4-6 | 53/1-3, 51/4-6 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 66 | 67 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78/1-3 | 78 [var], 78/4-6 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 102 | 103 | 104 | 105 | 106 | 107 | 108 | 109 | 110 | 111 | 112 | 114 | 115 | 116 | 117 | 118 | 119 | 120 | 121 | 122 | 123 | 124 | 125 | 126 | 127 | 128 | 129 | 136 | 137 | 138 | 140 | 141 | 142 | 146 | 147 | 148

SkP info: VII, 372-3

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20 — Anon Hsv 20VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 20’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 372-3.

Ýmisgjarn        vertu aldrigi,
        ok sáttr vertu við sjálfan þik;
seggjum öngum
        verðr samhuga,
        ef hann er sundrþykkr við sik.

Vertu aldrigi ýmisgjarn, ok vertu sáttr við þik sjálfan; verðr samhuga öngum seggjum, ef hann er sundrþykkr við sik.

Never be wayward, and be at peace with yourself; [one] comes to agreement with no-one, if he is not in agreement with himself.

Mss: 1199ˣ(72v), 720a IV(1v), 723aˣ(77), 696XV(1r), 401ˣ(1r) (ll. 2-6), 624(141)

Readings: [1] Ýmisgjarn: ‘Omis giar[...]’ 696XV    [3] ok: om. 720a IV, 723aˣ, 696XV, 624;    sáttr: sæzt 723aˣ;    vertu: om. 723aˣ, 401ˣ;    sjálfan þik: ‘[...]’ 696XV    [4] seggjum: við seggja 720a IV, 723aˣ, ‘vid [...]’ 696XV    [5] verðr: verðr sá 720a IV, 624, verðr manni 696XV, verðr maðr sá 401ˣ;    samhuga: samhugi 401ˣ    [6] ef: er 720a IV, 723aˣ, ‘ef hega’ 696XV;    hann er: om. 723aˣ;    sundrþykkr: sundrþykkiz 723aˣ, ‘sund[...]’ 696XV;    við sik: ‘[...]’ 696XV, ‘við s[...]’ 401ˣ, við sjálfan sik 624

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 20: AII, 173, BII, 189, Skald II, 98, NN §3266B Anm.; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 10, Konráð Gíslason 1860, 549, Gering 1907, 6, Tuvestrand 1977, 82, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 37.

Notes: [All]: Lat. parallel: (Dist. I, 4) Sperne repugnando tibi tu contrarius esse: / conveniet nulli, qui secum dissidet ipse ‘Strongly avoid being contrary to yourself; he agrees with no one who disagrees with himself’.

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