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Ótt Hfl 5I l. 2

skaut — the sail


skaut (noun n.; °; -): sail


[2] skaut: ‘[…]ut’ B, ‘skạụt’ 744ˣ


[2] skaut ‘the sail’: For discussion of this term see Jesch (2001a, 163-4). The use of skaut ‘triangle, corner’ as a pars pro toto for ‘sail’ seems to be distinctive to Óttarr, and occurs also in the term skauthreinn ‘sail-reindeer [SHIP]’ in his Knútdr 2/3.



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