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Note to Rv Lv 2II

[7] branda ‘of the prow’: The word brandr refers to a part of the ship, though it is not entirely clear which part, as it is mostly used as a pars pro toto for ‘ship’, especially in kennings like this (Jesch 2001a, 147-8).

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.

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