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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. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3160> (accessed 26 October 2021)

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SkP info: VIII, 595

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23 — Keth Lv 23VIII (Ket 40)

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Cite as: Beatrice La Farge (ed.) 2017, ‘Ketils saga hœngs 40 (Ketill hœngr, Lausavísur 23)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 595.

Hræðiz eigi faðir meyjar,         meðan heill er Dragvendill.
Vita ek víst þikkjumz,         verðr honum ei bilt þrysvar.

{Faðir meyjar} hræðiz eigi, meðan Dragvendill er heill. Ek þikkjumz vita víst, honum verðr ei bilt þrysvar.

{The father of the maiden} [= Ketill] is not afraid, whilst Dragvendill is intact. I think I know for certain he will not fail three times.

Mss: 343a(57v), 471(56v) (Ket)

Readings: [4] honum: hann 471;    bilt: ‘bit’ 471

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 8. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ketill hœngs saga VII 7: AII, 287, BII, 308, Skald II, 163FSN 2, 139, FSGJ 2, 180, Anderson 1990, 58, 108; Edd. Min. 85.

Context: This stanza is a continuation of Ketill’s reply to Framarr’s mocking words in Ket 38. In the saga it is introduced by the words: Ok enn kvað hann ‘And he also said’.

Notes: [All]: Some eds (Edd. Min.; Skj B; Skald) reduce the number of syllables in ll. 1 and 4 by introducing an enclitic negative particle in l. 1 (hræðiskat instead of hræðiz ... eigi and the same in l. 4: verðrat instead of verðr ei) and by omitting the pron. honum in l. 4 (Skj B; Skald). — [1] faðir meyjar hræðiz eigi ‘the father of the maiden is not afraid’: With this echoing counter-statement Ketill negates Framarr’s claim in Ket 38/4: faðir meyjar hræðiz ‘the father of the maiden is afraid’.

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