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Note to Valg Har 10II

[5] inn rauða skolpt ‘its red skull’: Lit. ‘the red skull’. The carved head attached to the stem of a ship as a prow-ornament (see Falk 1912, 104-7; Jesch 2001a, 145, 146).

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

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