Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon (Vǫlsa) 7I

[4] nosa ‘snout’: A hap. leg. (with presumed nom. sg. nosi) of uncertain etymology, perhaps related to nes ‘headland’ and nǫs ‘nose’ in the sense of ‘something protruding’ (AEW: nosi).


  1. Bibliography
  2. AEW = Vries, Jan de. 1962. Altnordisches etymologisches Wörterbuch. 2nd rev. edn. Rpt. 1977. Leiden: Brill.


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