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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Sigv ErfÓl 7I

[5] stǫng ‘standard-pole’: A stǫng may be any kind of a pole (Whaley 2005b), but here it refers to that which carries the king’s battle-standard (Jesch 2001a, 253-4) or possibly the standard itself; see also sts 11/4, 12/3 below.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Jesch, Judith. 2001a. Ships and Men in the Late Viking Age: The Vocabulary of Runic Inscriptions and Skaldic Verse. Woodbridge: Boydell.
  3. Whaley, Diana. 2005b. ‘The Semantics of stöng/stang’. In Gammeltoft et al. 2005, 244-70.


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