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Anon Hsv 95VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 95’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 417.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál

skal ‘must’

skulu (verb): shall, should, must

[2] skal: skuli 624


þótt ‘even if’

þó (adv.): though


kenni ‘teaches’

kenna (verb): know, teach

[3] kenni: ken 624


óauðgan ‘’

óauðigr (adj.)


ánauðgan ‘an enslaved’

ánauðigr (adj.; °·nauðgan; compar. ·nauðgari): oppressed, enslaved

[4] ánauðgan: so 624, óauðgan 1199ˣ


opt ‘often’

opt (adv.): often


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Lat. parallel: (Dist. III, 10) Utile consilium dominus ne despice servi; / nullius sensum, si prodest, tempseris unquam ‘As a master do not despise the useful counsel of your servant [or ‘slave’]; never spurn anyone’s advice, if it is useful’.


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