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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Rv Lv 31II

[3] erjum úrgu barði ‘let’s plough with a drenched prow’: With the exception of the Djulefors stone (Sö 65), this is the earliest surviving use in Scandinavian culture of the widespread metaphor in which a ship is figured as ‘ploughing’ the sea (Jesch 2001a, 177).


  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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