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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Keth Lv 15VIII (Ket 23)

Beatrice La Farge (ed.) 2017, ‘Ketils saga hœngs 23 (Ketill hœngr, Lausavísur 15)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 573.

Ketill hœngrLausavísur

text and translation

Langleit ertu, fóstra,         ok lætr róa nefit;
ei hefi ek flagðit         felligra litit;
        eða hvert hefir þú förina görva?

Ertu langleit, fóstra, ok lætr nefit róa; ek hefi ei litit flagðit felligra; eða hvert hefir þú görva förina?
‘You are long-faced, foster-mother, and you let your nose row; I have not seen a more monstrous ogress; and where are you travelling to?

notes and context



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 8. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ketill hœngs saga V 8: AII, 283-4, BII, 305, Skald II, 161; FSN 2, 129, FSGJ 2, 171, Anderson 1990, 53, 99, 440; Edd. Min. 81.


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