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ǪrvOdd Ævdr 30VIII (Ǫrv 100) l. 2

vestr — in the west


2. vestr (adv.): west, in the west



[2] vestr með Skolla ‘in the west with Skolli’: Exactly the same line is at Ǫrv 44/6. According to the prose saga Oddr and Hjálmarr encounter Skolli off the coast of Northumberland, where he had sixty ships. Although Oddr at first intends to fight Skolli, he ends up making common cause with him in the latter’s bid to restore his rule of a kingdom which another English king had stolen from him. On the name Skolli see Ǫrv 44, Note to l. 6.



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