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Ketill hœngr (Keth)

volume 8; ed. Beatrice La Farge;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 23

Lausavísur — Keth LvVIII (Ket)

Beatrice La Farge (forthcoming), ‘ Ketill hœngr, Lausavísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3160> (accessed 24 January 2022)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23 

SkP info: VIII, 552

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

1 — Keth Lv 1VIII (Ket 2)

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

Cite as: Beatrice La Farge (ed.) 2017, ‘Ketils saga hœngs 2 (Ketill hœngr, Lausavísur 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 552.

Hér mun ek þiggja;
hygg ek, at valdi
Finns fjölkyngi
feiknaveðri,
ok í allan dag
einn jós ek við þrjá;
hvalr kyrði sjá;
hér mun ek þiggja.

 

I will accept [lodging] here; I think that a Saami’s wizardry caused the baleful weather, and the whole day long I baled [water] [as if] alone in competition with three; a whale calmed the sea; I will accept [lodging] here.

context: This stanza is Ketill’s reply to Brúni’s invitation of hospitality. It is introduced by the words: Ketill kvað vísu ‘Ketill spoke a stanza’. Ketill alludes to the mysterious storm which threatened his ship in northern Finnmark and to the equally mysterious whale which protected him from it, an episode which precedes the meeting with Brúni (Ket ch. 3, FSGJ 2, 158-60).

texts: Ket 2, Ket 2

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 8. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ketill hœngs saga I 2 (AII, 279; BII, 301); Skald II, 159; FSN 2, 117FSGJ 2, 159, Anderson 1990, 47, 89; Edd. Min. 77.

sources

AM 343 a 4° (343a) 55v, 3 - 55v, 5 (Ket)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 51v - 51v (Ket)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 4r, 17 - 4r, 17 (Ket)  transcr.  
AM 340 4°x (340x) 9, 3 - 9, 6 (Ket)  transcr.  image  
AM 109 a I 8°x (109a Ix) 73v, 1 - 73v, 4  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated