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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Sigv Lv 2I

[2] myrkblás ‘dark black’: The allusion may be to tarring of the ship’s joints (so ÍF 27, 55 n.), or else to the dark blue colour of sails (Jesch 2001a, 165).

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. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.

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