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Note to Sigv Erlfl 1I

[2] eik ‘the oak vessel’: Although the word is metrically convenient, it may also be apt since oak was the most common wood for building ships, particularly large and prestigious ones (Jesch 2001a, 132-4).

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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