Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 11’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 367.
Oddi ok eggju ver þú þína óðaljörð,
ok eigi auðtryggr ver;
fyrir orðum ok eiðum hyggðu öllum vel,
ok halt við fyrða heit.
Ver þú óðaljörð þína oddi ok eggju, ok ver eigi auðtryggr; hyggðu vel fyrir öllum orðum ok eiðum, ok halt heit við fyrða.
Defend your native land with point and edge and do not be credulous; think well about all your words and oaths and keep promises to people.
Mss: 1199ˣ(72r), 696XV(1r), 624(140)
Readings:  ok eggju: ‘[...]iu’ 696XV  óðaljörð: ‘odo[...]’ 696XV  ok eigi: ‘[...]’ 696XV, eigi þú 624; auðtryggr ver: so 624, á tryggðar veg 1199ˣ, ‘[...] ud tryggur uert’ 696XV  ok eiðum: ‘[...]d[...]’ 696XV, ok orðum 624  vel: ‘u[...]’ 696XV  ok halt við fyrða heit: ‘[...]it víd fyrda’ 696XV, haltu þín heit við fira 624
Notes: [All]: Lat. parallels: (sent. 21) iusiurandum serva ‘keep your oath’; (sent. 23) pugna pro patria ‘fight for your native land’; (sent. 24) nihil temere credideris ‘believe nothing without consideration’. In 624, the order of the two halves is reversed. —  óðaljörð ‘native land’: In Norw. this would mean ‘allodial estate’, but the Icel. sense (where the Norw. óðal system was not applied) is closer to the Lat. —  ok halt heit við fyrða ‘and keep promises to people’: Most eds adopt 624’s haltu þín heit við fira, which has the same sense.
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