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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 29 June 2022)

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SkP info: VIII, 560

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

5 — Keth Lv 5VIII (Ket 9)

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance


Cite as: Beatrice La Farge (ed.) 2017, ‘Ketils saga hœngs 9 (Ketill hœngr, Lausavísur 5)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 560.

Mun ek af auði         eigi láta
ok fyr einum þér         aldri renna.
Fyrr skal þér höggvin         hlíf fyr brjósti
ok fyr sjónum         svart at ganga.

Ek mun eigi láta af auði ok aldri renna fyr þér einum. Fyrr skal hlíf höggvin fyr brjósti þér ok at ganga svart fyr sjónum.

I will not give up my wealth, and [I will] never run before you alone. Before that the shield before your breast will be hacked [to pieces], and everything will go black before your eyes.

texts: Ket 9

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 8. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ketill hœngs saga II 5 (AII, 281; BII, 302); Skald II, 160, NN §2391; FSN 2, 120-1, FSGJ 2, 162-3, Anderson 1990, 48-9, 91-2, 434; Edd. Min. 79.


AM 343 a 4° (343a) 55v, 29 - 55v, 30 (Ket)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 52r - 52r (Ket)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 5v, 4 - 5v, 11 (Ket)  transcr.  
AM 340 4°x (340x) 11, 4 - 11, 6 (Ket)  transcr.  image  
AM 342 4°x (342x) 70r, 19 - 70r, 21 (Ket)  image  
AM 552 q 4°x (552qx) 4v, 21 - 4v, 23 (Ket)  image  
AM 109 a II 8°x (109a IIx) 157v, 8 - 157v, 11 (Ket)  image  
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