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Note to ESk Hardr II 4II

[4] ráfiðris ‘of the sailyard-feather [SAIL]’: The ‘yard’ was the horizontal beam supporting the sail (see Falk 1912, 61; Jesch 2001a, 162).


  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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