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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 22 January 2022)

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SkP info: VIII, 581

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17 — Keth Lv 17VIII (Ket 29)

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Cite as: Beatrice La Farge (ed.) 2017, ‘Ketils saga hœngs 29 (Ketill hœngr, Lausavísur 17)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 581.

Ketill ek heiti         kominn ór Hrafnistu;
        þar var ek upp um alinn.
Hugfullt hjarta
        veit ek hlífa mér;
        þó vilda ek gisting geta.

Ek heiti Ketill kominn ór Hrafnistu; þar var ek upp um alinn. Ek veit hugfullt hjarta hlífa mér; þó vilda ek geta gisting.

I am named Ketill, come from Hrafnista; there I was brought up. I know that a courage-filled heart protects me; yet I would like to obtain lodging.

Mss: 343a(57v), 471(55r) (Ket)

Readings: [6] gisting: gisting corrected from ‘gistning’ 471

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 8. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ketill hœngs saga VI 2: AII, 285, BII, 306, Skald II, 162FSN 2, 134, FSGJ 2, 175-6, Anderson 1990, 57, 104; Edd. Min. 82.

Context: This stanza follows straight on from Ket 28 and is introduced by the words: Ketill kvað vísu ‘Ketill spoke a stanza’.

Notes: [1-2]: Ketill identifies himself with a sentence which is almost identical to his self-identification in Ket 5/1-2, the only difference being that there he gives his name as Hœngr rather than Ketill. In several mss Ketill’s answer consists of a single unmetrical sentence: Ketill ór Hrafnistu | máttu mik kalla ‘you can call me Ketill from Hrafnista’ which perhaps could be regarded as a single long-line.

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