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Anon Hsv 94VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 94’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 416-17.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál

Aldraðr ‘an elderly’

aldraðr (adj.): elderly


fyrir ‘of’

fyrir (prep.): for, before, because of

[2] fyrir aurum: eigi auði 624


aurum ‘wealth’

eyrir (noun m.; °eyris, dat. eyri; aurar): ounce, money, property

[2] fyrir aurum: eigi auði 624


sekk ‘a hoard’

sekkr (noun m.; °dat. -; -ar/-ir): [a hoard]

[3] sekk: hann sökk 624


saman ‘together’

saman (adv.): together


góðr ‘generous’

góðr (adj.): good


gjafa ‘with gifts’

gjǫf (noun f.): gift


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Lat. parallel: (Dist. III, 9) Cum tibi divitiae superent in fine senectae, / munificus facito vivas, non parcus, amicus ‘When riches abound for you at the end of old age, make sure to live as a generous friend, not a niggardly one’. Hsv 60 also deals with the topic of generosity towards friends.


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