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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 25 June 2022)

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SkP info: VIII, 561

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

6 — Keth Lv 6VIII (Ket 11)

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance


Cite as: Beatrice La Farge (ed.) 2017, ‘Ketils saga hœngs 11 (Ketill hœngr, Lausavísur 6)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 561.

Mun ek eigi gulli         við Gusi skipta
né heldr fyrri         til friðar mæla.
Mér er bráðr bani         betri miklu
en hugleysi         ok heðankváma.

Ek mun eigi skipta gulli við Gusi né heldr mæla fyrri til friðar. Bráðr bani er mér miklu betri en hugleysi ok heðankváma.

I will not share gold with Gusir nor ever [be] the first to sue for peace. A quick death is much better for me than lack of courage and escape from here.

texts: Ket 11

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 8. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ketill hœngs saga II 7 (AII, 281; BII, 302); Skald II, 160; FSN 2, 121, FSGJ 2, 163, Anderson 1990, 49, 92, 435; Edd. Min. 79.


AM 343 a 4° (343a) 55v, 32 - 55v, 33 (Ket)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 52r - 52r (Ket)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 5v, 22 - 5v, 29 (Ket)  transcr.  
AM 340 4°x (340x) 11, 9 - 11, 11 (Ket)  transcr.  image  
AM 342 4°x (342x) 70r, 23 - 70r, 25 (Ket)  image  
AM 552 q 4°x (552qx) 4v, 25 - 5r, 1 (Ket)  image  
AM 109 a II 8°x (109a IIx) 157v, 13 - 157v, 16 (Ket)  image  
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