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Anon Óldr 16I l. 7

lǫstu — vice


lǫstr (noun m.; °lastar, dat. lesti/lǫst; lestir, acc. lǫstu/lasta(Mar655XXXII 462Š)): fault, sin



[7] lǫstu ‘vice’: Acc. pl. of lǫstr m., which can mean simply ‘defect, fault’, but in the present context means ‘reprehensible acts’. Whether these are crimes, as in the first helmingr, or offences against religion, as ósiðr ‘immorality’ suggests, is not clear.



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