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Note to Arn Hryn 1II

[2] knarra ‘vessel’: This is a unique instance of knarri, a m. counterpart to knǫrr f. which appears to have referred to an ocean-going vessel, originally either a royal warship or a trading ship, but from the C11th the latter (Jesch 2001a, 128-32).


  1. Bibliography
  2. Jesch, Judith. 2001a. Ships and Men in the Late Viking Age: The Vocabulary of Runic Inscriptions and Skaldic Verse. Woodbridge: Boydell.


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