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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Steinn Úlffl 1II

[2] hákesjur ‘oarport-spears [OARS]’: For this interpretation, see Perkins 1986-9a, 114 and Jesch 2001a, 154. The cpd could also be taken to mean ‘tall spears’ (so earlier eds), but the present interpretation fits the context better. For kesja ‘spear’, see Falk 1914, 78-80.


  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, ed. 1914a. Sólarljóð. Videnskapsselskapets skrifter II. Hist.-filos. kl. 7. 2 vols. Kristiania (Oslo): Dybwad.
  4. Perkins, Richard. 1986-9a. ‘Steigar-Þórir’s Couplet and Steinn Herdísarson II: Notes and Queries’. SBVS 22, 109-15.


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