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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Þhorn Harkv 7I

[5] knerrir ‘ships’: The word has often been thought chiefly to denote merchants’ ships, but there is ample evidence that ships of this type were used in battle: see Falk (1912, 107-10), Kuhn (1951), and 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.
  3. Falk, Hjalmar. 1912. Altnordisches Seewesen. Wörter und Sachen 4. Heidelberg: Winter.
  4. Kuhn, Hans (1899). 1951. ‘Knörrinn’. Samtíð og saga 5, 78-92.


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