Cookies on our website

We use cookies on this website, mainly to provide a secure browsing experience but also to collect statistics on how the website is used. You can find out more about the cookies we set, the information we store and how we use it on the cookies page.



Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Menu Search

Note to Ótt Hfl 5I

[2] skaut ‘the sail’: For discussion of this term see Jesch (2001a, 163-4). The use of skaut ‘triangle, corner’ as a pars pro toto for ‘sail’ seems to be distinctive to Óttarr, and occurs also in the term skauthreinn ‘sail-reindeer [SHIP]’ in his Knútdr 2/3.


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


Log in

This service is only available to members of the relevant projects, and to purchasers of the skaldic volumes published by Brepols.
This service uses cookies. By logging in you agree to the use of cookies on your browser.