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Note to Mberf Lv 1II

[3] húf ‘hull’: Denotes the middle planks between the stem and the stern (see Falk 1912, 51, 53; Jesch 2001a, 143-4). Kjǫl ‘keel’ (so 325III α, R702ˣ) leaves the l. with three alliterating staves.


  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. Falk, Hjalmar. 1912. Altnordisches Seewesen. Wörter und Sachen 4. Heidelberg: Winter.


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