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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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HSt Rst 5I l. 4

vestr — in the west


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



[4] vestr ‘in the west’: Wendland is situated to the west from the perspective of Garðar (Russia). An alternative possibility is that the stanza indicates the range of Óláfr’s campaigns, with vestr referring, as frequently, to the British Isles. However, the use of ok ‘and’ in l. 2 would suggest that the two actions in ll. 1-4 are geographically close rather than distant.



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