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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
107108109

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.

Mss: 1199ˣ(74v), 723aˣ(81), 624(146)

Readings: [1] Föður: feðr 624    [2] unn þú fróðhugaðr: unni fyrða hverr 624    [3] jöfnum: so 723aˣ, 624, ok jöfnum 1199ˣ    [5] ræki: rækir 723aˣ;    maðr: om. 723aˣ, hann 624    [6] týni: fyrir 723aˣ, hann týni 624

Editions: Skj AII, 189, Skj BII, 203, Skald II, 106; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 26, Gering 1907, 29, Tuvestrand 1977, 131, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 103.

Notes: [All]: 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’.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. Tuvestrand, Birgitta, ed. 1977. Hugsvinnsmál: Handskrifter och kritisk text. Lundastudier i nordisk språkvetenskap A:29. Lund: Carl Blom.
  4. Hermann Pálsson, ed. 1985a. Áhrif Hugsvinnsmála á aðrar fornbókmenntir. Studia Islandica/Íslensk Fræði 43. Reykjavík: Menningarsjóður.
  5. Gering, Hugo, ed. 1907. Hugsvinnsmál. Eine altisländische Übersetzung der Disticha Catonis. Kiel: Lipsius & Tischer.
  6. Hallgrímur Scheving, ed. 1831. Hugsvinnsmál, ásamt þeirra látinska frumriti. Skóla hátið. Viðeyar Klaustri: prentuð af Helga Helgasyni, á kostnað Bessastaða Skóla.
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