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Note to Bjbp Jóms 33I

[5] við húna ‘to the mast-tops’: Húnn m. is strictly the block or knob at the top of the mast, often quadrilateral in shape, through which the halyards passed (Jesch 2001a, 160-1).

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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