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Sigv ErfÓl 10I l. 6

alms — of the elm-bow


almr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i; -ar): bow, elm-bow


[6] alms: almr 61


[5-6] ærir alms ‘the envoys of the elm-bow [WARRIORS]’: The only complete surviving Viking Age bow is made of yew (Graham-Campbell 1980, 74, 251; see also st. 23/2 below), but elm and ash may also have been used (Solberg 1993, 719).



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