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Note to Hskv Útdr 7II

[2] barka ‘boats’: Lit. ‘barks’. These were smaller boats that could be tied to a larger ship (< MLat. barca). See Falk 1912, 87. See also Hkr (ÍF 28, 244): tveir skipbáta, er barkar eru kallaðir ‘two ship-boats which are called barks’. The word barki is attested in poetry only here, and it is possible that these boats were a local Mediterranean product.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Falk, Hjalmar. 1912. Altnordisches Seewesen. Wörter und Sachen 4. Heidelberg: Winter.
  3. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  4. Internal references
  5. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Heimskringla (Hkr)’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].

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