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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ketill hœngr (Keth)

volume 8; ed. Beatrice La Farge;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 23

not in Skj

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. . <> (accessed 28 May 2022)

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SkP info: VIII, 592

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

21 — Keth Lv 21VIII (Ket 37)

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance


Cite as: Beatrice La Farge (ed.) 2017, ‘Ketils saga hœngs 37 (Ketill hœngr, Lausavísur 21)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 592.

Hvat er þér, Dragvendill?         Hví ertu slær vorðinn?
Til hefi ek nú höggvit;         tregt er þér nú at bíta.
Hliðar þú at hjörþingi;         hefir þér eigi fyrr vorðit
bilt í braki málma,         þar er bragnar hjugguz.

Hvat er þér, Dragvendill? Hví ertu vorðinn slær? Ek hefi nú höggvit til; nú er þér tregt at bíta. Þú hliðar at {hjörþingi}; eigi fyrr hefir þér vorðit bilt í {braki málma}, þar er bragnar hjugguz.

What is the matter with you, Dragvendill? Why have you become dull? I have now struck a blow; now you are slow to bite. You give way at {the sword-meeting} [BATTLE]; you have not failed in {the crash of metal} [BATTLE] before, where warriors exchanged blows.

texts: Ket 37

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 8. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ketill hœngs saga VII 4 (AII, 287; BII, 307); Skald II, 163; FSN 2, 137-8, FSGJ 2, 179, Anderson 1990, 58, 107; Edd. Min. 84.


AM 343 a 4° (343a) 57v, 22 - 57v, 24 (Ket)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 56r - 56r (Ket)  image  
AM 340 4°x (340x) 22, 27 - 23, 4 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  image  
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