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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ESk Geisl 12VII l. 4

Óttarr — Óttarr


Óttarr (noun m.): Óttarr



[4] Óttarr: Óttarr svarti ‘the black’ was the son of Sigvatr Þórðarson’s sister, and was another of S. Óláfr’s favourite poets. He is cited as a skaldic authority in FGT (c. 1150) and is also quoted frequently by Snorri Sturluson in Skm. See further Guðrún Nordal 2001, 28; Poole 1993b. Óttarr’s poetry is also edited in Volume I.



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