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Framarr Lv 3VIII (Ket 38)

Beatrice La Farge (ed.) 2017, ‘Ketils saga hœngs 38 (Framarr víkingakonungr, Lausavísur 3)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 593.

Framarr víkingakonungrLausavísur

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable. The following is taken from an old edition (Skj where relevant):

Skelfr skegg á karli,
skeika vápn gǫmlum,
frýr hann hjǫr hvǫssum,
hræðisk faðir meyjar,
brýndusk benteinar,
svát bíta máttu
hǫlda hugprúða,
ef þér hugr dygði.


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 VII 5: AII, 286-7, BII, 307-8, Skald II, 163, NN §3289; FSN 2, 138, FSGJ 2, 179, Anderson 1990, 58, 107, 442; Edd. Min. 84.


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