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Note to Sigv Nesv 14I

[4] þilblakks ‘of the plank-horse [SHIP]’: The first element in this kenning is þil n., a collective noun meaning ‘decking’ and cognate with the more familiar þilja ‘deck-plank’ (Jesch 2001a, 151).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Jesch, Judith. 2001a. Ships and Men in the Late Viking Age: The Vocabulary of Runic Inscriptions and Skaldic Verse. Woodbridge: Boydell.

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