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Bótólfr begla (Bót)
Skj info: Bótolfr begla, Islænder, 12. årh. (AI, 532, BI, 513).
Orkn describes Bótólfr begla (Bót) as íslenzkr maðr ok skáld gott ‘an Icelander and a good poet’ (ÍF 34, 257). The meaning of his nickname is not known but it may be related to a Norw. verb begla ‘hinder, bungle’ (Finnur Jónsson 1907, 298; Lind 1920-1, 17 cites this word as a noun). He is said to have lived at Knarrarstaðir, one of Rǫgnvaldr’s veizla-farms, which were obliged ‘to accommodate, feed and entertain the lord as he travelled round his possessions’ (Thomson 2001, 106; ÍF 34, 175). Bótólfr is not mentioned in Orkn other than in connection with this anecdote.
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