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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 28 November 2021)

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SkP info: VIII, 590

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20 — Keth Lv 20VIII (Ket 36)

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Cite as: Beatrice La Farge (ed.) 2017, ‘Ketils saga hœngs 36 (Ketill hœngr, Lausavísur 20)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 590.

Dregz þú nú, Dragvendill,         við krás arnar;
mætir þú meingöldrum;         máttir þú eigi bíta.
Mik þess eigi varði,         at hrøkkva mundi
eggjar eitrherðar,         þótt Óðinn deyfði.

Þú dregz nú, Dragvendill, við {krás arnar}; þú mætir meingöldrum; þú máttir eigi bíta. Mik varði þess eigi, at eitrherðar eggjar mundi hrøkkva, þótt Óðinn deyfði.

You are drawn now, Dragvendill <sword>, for {the delicacies of the eagle} [CORPSES]; you meet harmful spells; you are unable to bite. It did not occur to me that poison-hardened edges would give way, although Óðinn blunted [them].

texts: Ket 36

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 8. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ketill hœngs saga VII 3 (AII, 286; BII, 307); Skald II, 163, NN §2397; FSN 2, 137, FSGJ 2, 178-9, Anderson 1990, 58, 107; Edd. Min. 84.

sources

AM 343 a 4° (343a) 57v, 21 - 57v, 22 (Ket)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 56r - 56r (Ket)  image  
AM 340 4°x (340x) 22, 23 - 22, 27 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  image  
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