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Anon Hsv 108VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 108’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 424.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál
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text and translation

Föður ok móður        unn þú fróðhugaðr
        jöfnum ástarhug;
hvárkis þeira        ræki maðr hylli svá,
        at týni annars ást.

Unn þú fróðhugaðr föður ok móður jöfnum ástarhug; maðr ræki hylli hvárkis þeira svá, at týni ást annars.
 
‘Love, wise-minded, your father and mother with equal affection; a man should not care for the favour of one of them such that he loses the other’s love.

notes and context

Lat. parallel: (Dist. III, 24) Aequa diligito caros pietate parentes / nec matrem offendas, dum vis bonus esse parenti ‘Love your dear parents with equal filial affection, and do not offend your mother when you want to be good to your father’.

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Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 107: AII, 189, BII, 203, Skald II, 106; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 26, Gering 1907, 29, Tuvestrand 1977, 131, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 103.

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