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Till tolkningen av Rölundastenen (U 670)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1738-7072
2022 (Swedish)In: Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, ISSN 1892-0950, E-ISSN 2003-296X, Vol. 12, p. 157-163Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The rune-stone U 670 is badly damaged, and was when it first was recorded in the 1600s. Its inscription was read by Elias Wessén as follows: …--n : -…s… eftiʀ : aist : sun : sin : kus na-…. This may be interpreted in Runic Swedish and trans­lated as: … æftiʀ Æist, sun sinn …, “… (this stone) in memory of Æistr, his son …”. Wessén suggests that the final six runes may repre­sent a prayer, begin­ning Guðs nāð(iʀ) …“The grace of God …”. This short notice shows that no such prayer could be expected on a Viking Age rune-stone. In­stead, the author interprets this runic sequence as yet another epithet of the de­ceased: Kūss ne[fa](?) “the nephew(?) of Kūss”. The name Kūss ‘hunch(back)’ writ­ten kus is known from three other rune-stones (U 380, U 640, and U 648), all within 30 kilo­meters of U 670, and all of which quite possibly refer to the same man. 

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Uppsala University, 2022. Vol. 12, p. 157-163
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Runic inscriptions, Viking Age, personal names, Rölunda, U 670
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-491886DOI: 10.33063/diva-491886OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-491886DiVA, id: diva2:1722799
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Available from: 2022-12-30 Created: 2022-12-30 Last updated: 2023-07-03Bibliographically approved

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