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Note to ÞKolb Eirdr 3I

[3] stafna ‘stems’: This can refer to the raised stems at the prow and/or stern of the ship. Here, where forward motion is depicted, it presumably refers to the prows, or possibly has the extended general sense, ‘ships’ (Jesch 2001a, 145).

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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