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Ohthere

(ōthēr`ə), fl. 880, Norse explorer. His account of his voyage around the North Cape, along Lapland, and into the White Sea was incorporated by Alfred the Great in the introduction to his Anglo-Saxon translation of OrosiusOrosius, Paulus
, c.385–420, Iberian priest, theologian, and historian, b. Tarragona, Spain or Braga, Portugal. He went to see St. Augustine (c.413) and wrote, on request, a summary of the errors of Priscillian and of Origen. Augustine then sent him to Palestine to warn St.
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' universal history and was requoted by HakluytHakluyt, Richard
, 1552?–1616, English geographer. He graduated in 1574 from Oxford, where he later lectured on geography. A passionate interest in the history of discovery led him to collect and publish narratives of voyages and travels.
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 in his Principal Navigations. Another voyage of Ohthere southward along the Norwegian coast and to Denmark furnished additional information on the geography of N Europe.
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Ross, The Terfinnas and Beormas of Ohthere (Leeds, 1940; 2nd ed.
Set in 880AD, it centres on Ohthere, the Jarl of Bjartoy, whose settlement is razed to the ground by his enemy Sulke while he is away.
Outraged at the insult heaped upon him and his people, Ohthere goes in search of his son, a journey that takes him to the northern-most reaches of the world, begrudgingly taking his crippled daughter.
The story quickly spreads to outlying lands, where tribes find themselves drawn into the Ohthere family's plight: with Toki escaping the clutches of his captor to find shelter with the fearless Beorma and Freydis and her slave Enno taken in by the Sami at her cruel father's request.
Drawing upon Bede, the Old English Orosius, and on cartographical evidence, this chapter contributes significantly to our understanding of geographical ideas in early England, bringing interesting material together and offering exciting readings in particular of the voyages of Ohthere and Wulfstan in the Orosius.
King Alfred certainly expressed an interest in walrushide ropes when visited by the north Norwegian merchant Ohthere.
Two Voyagers at the Court of King Alfred: The Ventures of Ohthere and Wulfstan, together with the Description of Northern Europe from the Old English Orosius.
7) See Two Voyagers at the Court of King Alfred: The Ventures of Ohthere and Wulfstan.
Onela's brother Ohthere (Ottar Vendelkraka) lies under the great mound later to be known as Ottarshogen at nearby Husby.
In twelve lines from the Ohthere interpolation in the OE Orosius (p.
In Book I the disappearance of ie begins precisely with the voyages of Ohthere and Wulfstan (pages 13-17 of Bately's edition), a famously obvious insertion from some other source.
The grossly anomalous genitive eas offers a broad hint where Ohthere spoke to his lord king Alfred.