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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

8. Ǫrvar-Odds saga 28 (Hjálmarr inn hugumstóri, Lausavísur, 18) — Hjálmarr [Vol. 8, 842]

[3]: The names of Vǫttr and Véseti occur in legendary sources associated with Sweden and Denmark. Vǫttr ‘Mitten’ is mentioned in Þjóð Yt 15/10I as one of the Danish king Fróði’s jarls in his invasion of Sweden during the reign of the Yngling king Óttarr, who died in Denmark (see Note to Ǫrv 29/7 below). Véseti is the name of a ruler of Bornholm according to Jvs, but véseti ‘Inhabitant of a sanctuary’ (cf. AEW: Véseti) also occurs as a nickname (ONP: véseti).


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