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Note to Ótt Hfl 16I

[3, 4] með skreyttu reiði ‘with [its] ornamented tackle’: Reiði is a general term for ‘tackle, rigging’; Jesch (2001a, 165) suggests a reference here to the craftsmanship of the blocks used to control the rigging.

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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