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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 20 January 2022)

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SkP info: VIII, 594

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

22 — Keth Lv 22VIII (Ket 39)

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance


Cite as: Beatrice La Farge (ed.) 2017, ‘Ketils saga hœngs 39 (Ketill hœngr, Lausavísur 22)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 594.

Eigi þarftu oss at eggja;         eiga mér sjaldan
fyrðar flugtrauðir         frýja stórhöggva.
Bít þú nú, Dragvendill,         eða brotna ella;
horfin* er okkr heill báðum,         ef þú bilar sinn þriðja.

Þarftu eigi at eggja oss; sjaldan eiga flugtrauðir fyrðar frýja mér stórhöggva. Bít þú nú, Dragvendill, eða ella brotna; heill er horfin* okkr báðum, ef þú bilar þriðja sinn.

You do not need to egg us [me] on; seldom do men averse to flight call into question my dealing in heavy blows. Bite now, Dragvendill, or else break apart; luck has turned away from us both, if you fail a third time.

texts: Ket 39

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 8. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ketill hœngs saga VII 6 (AII, 287; BII, 308); Skald II, 163FSN 2, 138FSGJ 2, 180, Anderson 1990, 58, 107, 443; Edd. Min. 84.


AM 343 a 4° (343a) 57v, 26 - 57v, 28 (Ket)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 56v - 56v (Ket)  image  
GKS 1006 folx (1006x) 621 - 621 (Ket)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 11r, 20 - 11r, 27 (Ket)  transcr.  
AM 342 4°x (342x) 74r, 1 - 74r, 4 (Ket)  image  
AM 109 a II 8°x (109a IIx) 162r, 9 - 162r, 12 (Ket)  image  
AM 340 4°x (340x) 23, 9 - 23, 12 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  image  
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