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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 27 January 2022)

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SkP info: VIII, 565

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

10 — Keth Lv 10VIII (Ket 15)

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance


Cite as: Beatrice La Farge (ed.) 2017, ‘Ketils saga hœngs 15 (Ketill hœngr, Lausavísur 10)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 565.

Fljúga fólknöðrur,         frækn er Dalakappi;
ljótr er leikr sverða,         litat er skegg á karli.
Skrapa skinnkyrtlar,         skjálfa hringskyrtur,
hristaz járnserkir,         hræðiz biðill meyjar.

{Fólknöðrur} fljúga, {Dalakappi} er frækn; ljótr er {leikr sverða}, skegg á karli er litat. Skinnkyrtlar skrapa, hringskyrtur skjálfa, járnserkir hristaz, biðill meyjar hræðiz.

{Battle-snakes} [SPEARS] fly, {Dalakappi (‘the Dale-champion’)} [= Áli Uppdalakappi] is bold; {the play of swords} [BATTLE], is ugly, the beard on the man is coloured [with blood]. The hide-kirtles rustle, the ring shirts quiver, the iron shirts shake, the suitor of the girl is afraid.

texts: Ket 15

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 8. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ketill hœngs saga IV 2 (AII, 282; BII, 303); Skald II, 160; FSN 2, 126, FSGJ 2, 168, Anderson 1990, 52, 97, 437-8; Edd. Min. 95.


AM 343 a 4° (343a) 56v, 6 - 56v, 8 (Ket)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 53v - 53v (Ket)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 7v, 19 - 7v, 26 (Ket)  transcr.  
AM 340 4°x (340x) 15, 14 - 15, 18 (GrL)  transcr.  image  
AM 342 4°x (342x) 71v, 17 - 71v, 20 (Ket)  image  
AM 552 q 4°x (552qx) 6r, 26 - 6v, 2 (Ket)  image  
AM 109 a II 8°x (109a IIx) 159r, 24 - 159r, 27 (Ket)  image  
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