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Lexicon Poeticum

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Gísl Magnkv 2II/1 — ór ‘from’

Ýtti ór Ósló        til Egils fundar
lofðungr liði        lands at krefja.
Fylgðu ræsi        ok Rygir sunnan
linns láðgefendr        ór lǫgum tvennum.

Lofðungr ýtti liði ór Ósló til fundar Egils at krefja lands. Linns láðgefendr ór tvennum lǫgum ok Rygir fylgðu ræsi sunnan.

The lord led his troop from Oslo to the meeting with Egill to reclaim his land. Dispensers of the snake’s land [(lit. ‘land-dispensers of the snake’) GOLD > GENEROUS MEN] from two law-districts and the Rygir accompanied the ruler from the south.


[1] ór Ósló: orrostu F


[1] ór Ósló ‘from Oslo’: Present-day capital of Norway. Oslo was founded by King Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson because the location made it favourable for defence against Dan. attacks and also for launching attacks on Denmark. Magnús was first elected king of Norway in Viken, the districts around Oslofjorden, and his strongest support appears to have come from that region of the country.



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