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Runic Dictionary

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Anon Óldr 16I l. 7

lǫstu — vice

lemma:

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

readings:

notes:

[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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