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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 27 May 2022)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23 

SkP info: VIII, 561

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6 — Keth Lv 6VIII (Ket 11)

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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
heldr fyrri
til friðar mæla.
Mér er bráðr bani
betri miklu
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.

context: This stanza is introduced by the words Ketill kvað ‘Ketill said’ immediately after the end of Ket 10.

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.

sources

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  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated