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Runic Dictionary

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Sigv Erlfl 10I l. 8

lesti — the last

lemma:

lesti (noun n.): end, the last

readings:

[8] á lesti: at flestu J1ˣ, J2ˣ, 321ˣ, 325VI, 73aˣ, 78aˣ, 325V, lesti Bb(130va)

notes:

[8] ór á lesti ‘out as the last’: Several mss read ǫrr at flestu ‘valiant in most situations’ which, assuming litotes, delivers general praise, but loses the contrast between Erlingr’s zeal to enter battles and reluctance to leave them.

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