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From the Robert E. Howard Lexicon

“Outside the winds howled, as if trumpeting the roar of nakars…’

-Lord of Samarcand

Convinced Howard was referring to a Central Asian musical horn of some kind, I came across only one listing on my search, interesting only in that the perspective character for this story is a Scottish Highlander, and Howard seemed to define Scottish culture largely in terms of a defiant reaction to negative contact with the Norse.

nakar m

1. any, some, indefinite pronoun

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• Faroese terms derived from Old Norse

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