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Note to Anon Eirm 3I

[2] þúsund ‘a thousand’: There is perhaps influence from Old English here: cf. OE þūsend(ealdor)mann ‘captain of a thousand’, etc. (Hofmann 1955, 43-4).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Hofmann, Dietrich. 1955. Nordisch-englische Lehnbeziehungen der Wikingerzeit. BA 14. Copenhagen: Munksgaard.

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