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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon (Hsona) 2II

[4] sinbundit skip ‘the sinew-bound boat’: The planking of the ship was joined together by sinews rather than by nails. Hkr (ÍF 28, 311) gives the following account: Þann vetr, er sagt, at Sigurðr léti Finna gera sér skútur tvær inn í fjǫrðum ok váru sini bundnar ok engi saumr í, en viðjar fyrir kné, ok røru tólf menn á borð hvárri ‘That winter, it is told that Sigurðr had the Saami make two ships for him in the innermost reach of the fjord. They were held together by sinews, and there was no iron rivet in them, and withies were used for brackets. Twelve men rowed on each side’. See also Falk 1912, 50.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Falk, Hjalmar. 1912. Altnordisches Seewesen. Wörter und Sachen 4. Heidelberg: Winter.
  3. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  4. Internal references
  5. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Heimskringla (Hkr)’ 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 [check printed volume for citation].


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