Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 12’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 367-8.
 rúnir ‘runes’: The word is used widely as a metonymic expression for reading and writing, but in this context probably has a more specific meaning.
 blíðliga: ‘blid[...]’ 696XV
 ok ráð hverjum: ‘[...]’ 696XV
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Lat. parallels: (sent. 26) libros lege ‘read books’; (sent. 38) litteras disce ‘study literature’; (sent. 39) bono benefacito ‘do good to a good man’; (sent. 25) meretricem fuge ‘avoid a prostitute’; (sent 40) tute consule ‘give safe advice’. Two mss have nem ‘learn’ (l. 2) (so Skj B and Skald), and the Lat. parallels have more to do with learning than teaching. The importance of education is also mentioned in Sól 49. Hávm 118/3 parallels the illra kvenna of 1199ˣ (NK, 36).
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