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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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Föður ‘father’

faðir (noun m.): father

[1] Föður: feðr 624

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móður ‘mother’

móðir (noun f.): mother

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unn ‘Love’

1. unna (verb): love

[2] unn þú fróðhugaðr: unni fyrða hverr 624

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þú ‘’

þú (pron.; °gen. þín, dat. þér, acc. þik): you

[2] unn þú fróðhugaðr: unni fyrða hverr 624

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fróð ‘wise’

fróðr (adj.; °compar. -ari, superl. -astr): wise < fróðhugaðr (adj.): wise-minded

[2] unn þú fróðhugaðr: unni fyrða hverr 624

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hugaðr ‘minded’

-hugaðr (adj.): -minded < fróðhugaðr (adj.): wise-minded

[2] unn þú fróðhugaðr: unni fyrða hverr 624

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jöfnum ‘with equal’

jafn (adj.; °comp. -ari, superl. -astr): even, just

[3] jöfnum: so 723aˣ, 624, ok jöfnum 1199ˣ

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hvárkis ‘of one’

hvárgi (pron.): neither

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ræki ‘care’

rœkja (verb): care, look after

[5] ræki: rækir 723aˣ

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maðr ‘a man’

maðr (noun m.): man, person

[5] maðr: om. 723aˣ, hann 624

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hylli ‘for the favour’

hylli (noun f.; °-): favour

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týni ‘loses’

týna (verb): lose, destroy

[6] týni: fyrir 723aˣ, hann týni 624

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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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