Some articles on nail, ship:
... the late 19th century, Adolf Noreen proposed that nagl- here does not have its usual meaning of "nail", but, instead, is a variant of Old Norse nár (meaning "corpse") and ultimately ... Noreen claimed that the notion of Naglfar as a "nail-ship" is due to a folk etymology that elaboration on the folk etymology produced the concept of a "nail-ship" ... contend that nagl- does not have its usual meaning of "nail" and that Naglfar is anything other than the nail-ship, just as Snorri describes it." In addition, Lincoln finds the ship ...
Famous quotes containing the words ship and/or nail:
“No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.... A man in a jail has more room, better food and commonly better company.”
—Samuel Johnson (17091784)
“The nail that sticks up will be hammered down.”