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Note to Valg Har 6II

[5] hýnd rif ‘sail hoisted high’: Rif (lit. ‘reef’) is the portion of a sail that can be rolled up, and the adj. hýnd refers to the reefs being hoisted all the way to the mast-top (húnn). See Jesch 2001a, 161, 163 and Note to ÞjóðA Magnfl 4/6.

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.
  3. Internal references
  4. Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Magnússflokkr 4’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 68-9.

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