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  • 1.
    Elmevik, Lennart
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Berättelse om verksamheten under 20012003In: Scripta Islandica: Isländska Sällskapets Årsbok, ISSN 0582-3234, E-ISSN 2001-9416, Vol. 53, p. 75-76Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 2.
    Fridell, Staffan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    De äldre runorna på Rökstenen2021In: Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, ISSN 1892-0950, E-ISSN 2003-296X, Vol. 11, p. 167-171Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A short section of the runic inscription on the Rök stone (Ög 136) is written mainly in runes from the older, 24-type futhark. This use has for a long time been considered a form of cryptography, one of several in the inscription. The older runes are used to represent their corresponding runes from the younger, 16-type futhark, but in a reversed, “mirrored” manner; for example, whereas the younger futhark’s t rune is used for [t] and [d], the rune has that same function in this part of the Rök inscription. There are in addition two unique runes in the section, corresponding to a and i respectively, which are prob­ably variants of the old jāra- and ihwaʀ-runes, both of which adhere to the acrophonic principle of orthography.

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    Fridell, Staffan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    sakum i Rökstenens inskrift2022In: Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, ISSN 1892-0950, E-ISSN 2003-296X, Vol. 12, p. 151-155Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In Bo Ralph’s recent book on the Rök rune-stone he interprets the sequence sakum (sᴀɢwᴍ) as sāgum ‘we saw’ (Ralph 2021, 907–13), a lexico-morpho­logically unobjectionable solution. He rejects (pp. 148–54, 899) the previous and almost universally accepted interpretation sagum ‘we say’. This short contri­bution establishes that sagum is a possible variant of the ninth-century Runic Swedish verb sægia. It belongs to an ē/ja-conjugation where some forms are inflected according to the former paradigm and others to the latter. In Old High German, Old and Middle Dutch, and Old English descendants of both *sagjan and *sagēn are attested. Given the presence in Old Scandinavian of the 2nd and 3rd person present singular segir and the perfect participle sagaðr, which both are ē-inflections, there is reason to expect that even more ē-forms once existed in Old Scandinavian. The sequence sakum (sᴀɢwᴍ) in the Rök in­scrip­tion may therefore represent sagum, a 1st person form of sægia ‘say’. Whether this or Ralph’s interpretation is the best depends on the contextual under­standing of the text.

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  • 4.
    Holmberg, Per
    et al.
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Gräslund, Bo
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Archaeology.
    Sundqvist, Olof
    Stockholms universitet.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    The Rök Runestone and the End of the World2020In: Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, ISSN 1892-0950, E-ISSN 2003-296X, Vol. 9-10, p. 7-38Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Rök runestone from central middle Sweden, dated to around 800 CE, is famous, among other things, for a supposed reference to the emperor Theodo­ric the Great. This study proposes instead that the inscription deals with an anxiety triggered by a son’s death and the fear of a new climate crisis similar to the catastrophic one after 536 CE. Combining perspectives and findings from semiotics, philology, archaeology, and history of religion, the study presents a completely new interpretation which follows a unified theme, showing how the monument can be understood in the socio-cultural and religious context of early Viking Age Scandinavia. The inscription consists, according to the pro­posed interpretation, of nine enigmatic questions. Five of the questions con­cern the sun, and four of them, it is argued, ask about issues related to the god Odin. A central finding is that there are relevant parallels to the inscription in early Scandinavian poetry, especially in the Eddic poem Vafþrúðnismál.

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  • 5.
    Knirk, James E.
    et al.
    University of Oslo.
    Lerche Nielsen, MichaelUniversity of Copenhagen.Williams, HenrikUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies2021Collection (editor) (Refereed)
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    Knirk, James E.
    et al.
    University of Oslo.
    Lerche Nielsen, MichaelUniversity of Copenhagen.Williams, HenrikUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies2020Collection (editor) (Refereed)
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  • 7.
    Knirk, James E.
    et al.
    The Runic Archives, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo.
    Williams, HenrikUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies2019Collection (editor) (Refereed)
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  • 8.
    Knirk, James E.
    et al.
    The Runic Archives, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo.
    Williams, HenrikUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies2017Collection (editor) (Refereed)
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    Knirk, James E.
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    The Runic Archives, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo.
    Williams, HenrikUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies2016Collection (editor) (Refereed)
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    Knirk, James E.
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    The Runic Archives, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo.
    Williams, HenrikUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies2015Collection (editor) (Refereed)
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  • 11.
    Knirk, James E.
    et al.
    The Runic Archives, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo.
    Williams, HenrikUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies2013Collection (editor) (Refereed)
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  • 12.
    Knirk, James E.
    et al.
    Runearkivet, Kulturhistorisk museum, Universitetet i Oslo.
    Williams, HenrikUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies2010Collection (editor) (Other academic)
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    Knirk, James E.
    et al.
    The Runic Archives, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo.
    Williams, HenrikUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies2012Collection (editor) (Refereed)
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  • 14.
    Knirk, James E.
    et al.
    The Runic Archives, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo.
    Williams, HenrikUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies2013Collection (editor) (Refereed)
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  • 15.
    Larsson, Patrik
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Förord2004In: Blandade runstudier 3 / [ed] Lennart Elmevik och Lena Peterson, 2004, p. 7-8Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Larsson, Patrik
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Runor och namn [1]: Ett heldagsseminarium om namn i nordiska runinskrifter, Uppsala, 10 maj 2003.2004Other (Other academic)
  • 17.
    MacLeod, Mindy
    et al.
    University of Melbourne.
    Bianchi, MarcoUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.Williams, HenrikUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Reading Runes: Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Runes and Runic Inscriptions, Nyköping, Sweden, 2–6 September 20142021Conference proceedings (editor) (Other academic)
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  • 18. Nilsson, Bertil
    et al.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Från Tor till kristen tro på ett halvt årtusende1996In: Forskning och Framsteg, ISSN 0015-7937, no 1, p. 21-27Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 19.
    Peterson, Lena
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Strandberg, SvanteUppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.Williams, HenrikUppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Namn och runor: Uppsalastudier i onomastik och runologi till Lennart Elmevik på 70-årsdagen 2 februari 20062006Collection (editor) (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    Names and runes. Uppsala studies on onomastics and

    runology presented to Lennart Elmevik on his 70th birthday 2 February 2006.

    This volume comprises twenty-four articles written to celebrate Lennart Elmevik’s seventieth birthday. The authors are onomasticians and runologists affiliated with Uppsala University. All articles have a summary in English. There is also a bibliography

    of Lennart Elmevik’s publications from 1996 to 2005.

  • 20.
    Tarsi, Matteo
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Mårtensson, LasseUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.Williams, HenrikUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Från Island till Sverige och tillbaka: Festskrift till Veturliði G. Óskarsson på 65-årsdagen2023Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This Festschrift is dedicated to Veturliði G. Óskarsson, Uppsala professor of Scandinavian Languages with a focus on Icelandic, on his sixty-fifth birthday, 25 March, 2023. Eleven colleagues based in three different Nordic countries have written contributions in Icelandic, Swedish, English, and Norwegian, touching on different aspects of Veturliði’s research interests: Lexicology and etymology: Katrín Axelsdóttir (University of Iceland), Enn um ald(u)rnara (Ald(u)rnari once again); Margrét Jónsdóttir (University of Iceland, emerita), Orðið féskylft (About the word féskylft ‘insolvent’); Matteo Tarsi (Uppsala University), Naming the elements in the Nordic languages (Swedish, Danish, Icelandic) until 1945; Morphology: Þorsteinn G.Indriðason (University of Bergen), Hvorfor er suffikset -legur såpass produktivt i islandsk? En historisk utgreiing (Why is the derivational suffix -legur so productive in Icelandic? A diachronic study); Nordic Philology: Aðalheiður Guðmundsdóttir (University of Iceland), Guðrúnarbrögð hin nýju (A new lay of Guðrún); Heimir Pálsson (Uppsala University, emeritus), Forn nöfn — fornöfn (Old names — pronomina); Henrik Williams (Uppsala University), Vart tog Röskva vägen? (What became of Röskva?); Lasse Mårtensson (Uppsala University), Dvergatal i Uppsala-Eddan (The catalogue of dwarves in the Uppsala Edda); and Michael Schulte (University of Agder), Between the pagan past and the Christian future; Sociolinguistics: Ari Páll Kristinsson (The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies), Bonds and Boundaries and Helga Hilmisdóttir (The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies), Språkkontakt och pragmatik: En empirisk undersökning av pragmatiska lån i isländska tonårspojkars samtal (Language contact and pragmatics: An empirical study of pragmaticloans in the speech of Icelandic teenagers).

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  • 21.
    Wicker, Nancy L.
    et al.
    The University of Mississippi.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Bracteates and Runes2013In: Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, ISSN 1892-0950, E-ISSN 1892-0950, Vol. 3, p. 151-213Article in journal (Other academic)
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  • 22.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Alexanderhugg löser runornas gåta1994In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, no 1994-02-11Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    American runsten funnen - read all about it2015In: Språktidningen, ISSN 1654-5028, no 7, p. 18-22Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 24.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Asagudarna var rädda för det kvinnliga: [The pagan gods were afraid of the female]1998In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, no 1998-09-17Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 25.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Att ge ut heliga Birgittas skrifter på fornsvenskaManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
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  • 26.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Behöver språken en historisk dimension?2010In: Språkröret, no 3, p. 4-Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Bästa författaren om bästa deckaren2014In: Östra Småland Nyheterna (Östran), Vol. 06, no 14Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 28.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Comments on Michael Lerche Nielsen’s Paper2014In: Scripta Islandica: Isländska Sällskapets Årsbok, ISSN 0582-3234, E-ISSN 2001-9416, Vol. 65, p. 173-181Article in journal (Refereed)
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  • 29.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    De äldre runorna i Uppland från 100-tal fram till 600-tal: Om runornas uppkomst och förebilderna till runalfabetet2022In: Tyde den som kan: En upptäcktsfärd bland Upplands runstenar / [ed] Torun Zachrisson & Magnus Källström, Uppsala: Upplandsmuseet , 2022, p. 6-19Chapter in book (Other academic)
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  • 30.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    “Dead in White Clothes”: Modes of Christian Expression on Viking Age Rune Stones in Present-Day Sweden2012In: Epigraphic Literacy and Christian Identity: Modes of Written Discourse in the Newly Christian European North / [ed] Kristel Zilmer & Judith Jesch, Turnhout: Brepols, 2012, p. 137-152Chapter in book (Refereed)
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    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Den vikingatida nordiskan, dess enhetlighet och variation2007In: Från drasut till brakknut: studier tillägnade Gerd Eklund på 65-årsdagen den 23 oktober 2007 / [ed] Maj Reinhammar, Uppsala: Sällskapet för svensk dialektologi , 2007, p. 221-238Chapter in book (Other academic)
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    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Det inledande personnamnet på en av runstenarna i Danderyds kyrka, U 1292011In: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik, ISSN 0165-7305, E-ISSN 1875-6719, Vol. 67, p. 79-90Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    U 129, one of the runestones (see Fig. 1) in the church of Danderyd, north of Stockholm, bears an inscription which has been read, transcribed into Runic Swedish and translated in the following manner:

    . . . laks ' lit ' rita ' stain ' aftiR ' k - . . . - - bi si(a)l

    ... let retta stæin æftiR ... [hial]pi sial.

    . . . laks had the stone erected in memory of ... may help (the) soul.

    This article discusses the interpretation of the first four runes. The author suggests that we are dealing with a man’s name Lax, identical to the word meaning ‘salmon’. This name commonly occurs as a byname in Old Scandinavian, as do other names identical with designations for various kinds of fish. Lax could possibly be a byname on U 129, as well, if preceded by a main name, but the author proposes that this is not a necessary assumption. The design of the textband could be such as to allow only for the loss of a single word in the lacuna towards the end of the inscription. If so, U 129 may now be interpreted:

    Lax had the stone erected in memory of [NN.] May [God] help (the) soul.

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  • 33.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Det vita fältet ska ge svarta rubriker1994In: Göteborgs-Posten, ISSN 1103-9345, no 1994-12-13Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 34.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    En from Uppsalabo?1996In: Projektmeddelanden. Sveriges kristnande, ISSN 1101-6558, Vol. 5, p. 7-10Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    En kulturgärning befriad från floskler2014In: Östra Småland/Nyheterna, Vol. 12, no 09, p. 15-15Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 36.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    En ring i Tolkiens anda2004In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, no 2004-09-27Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 37.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Ett otolkat mansnamn på runstenen vid Lund, Björklinge socken (U 1054) och ett ordbildningsproblem2021In: Ortnamnssällskapets i Uppsala årsskrift, ISSN 0473-4351, p. 71-76Article in journal (Refereed)
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    An uninterpreted man’s name on the rune stone at Lund, Björklinge parish (U 1054), and a word formation problem

    The rune stone U 1054 at Lund in Björklinge parish was already badly damaged when it was discovered in 1860, and since then a piece of the lower part of the stone has been lost. According to Elias Wessén, partially based on a drawing by Richard Dybeck, the inscription reads as follows: ... oias ... þfastr hi ... [skatnik faþur -...]... [Gu]ðfastr hi[ogg?] ... faður ... ‘... Gudfast carved(?) ... father...’

    The sequence skatnik has never been interpreted, but clearly represents a man’s name. It has not, though, been possible to find a credible interpretation based on the suggested reading. As the branch of the last k-rune is placed remarkably high up, it is possible that this character is a damaged or misread f. That would open the way for the reading skatnif, which can most credibly be understood as an accusative form of *Skatnæfʀ, a pet name or nickname for a man with a nose resembling a magpie’s beak (Old Swedish skata ‘magpie’). Words for birds and parts of bodies are not uncommonly found in Old Norse bynames.

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  • 38.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Fan, fanken och fasingen: Tre nysvenska svordomar2005In: Språk i tid: Studier tillägnade Mats Thelander på 60-årsdagen / [ed] Björn Melander, Uppsala: Institutionen för nordiska språk, Uppsala universitet , 2005, p. 545-547Chapter in book (Other academic)
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  • 39.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Fanketorp och Fankevik2000In: Namn och bygd, ISSN 0077-2704, Vol. 88, p. 107-122Article in journal (Other academic)
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    [The place-names] Fanketorp and Fankevik

    The etymology of two place-names in south-eastern Sweden, the farm-name Fanketorp and the bay-name Fankevik, are the subject of the present article. Positing a man’s name as the first element would be most natural, especially for the farm-name, since most OSw thorp-names follow that pattern. There is, however, no trace of a name *Fanke in Swedish or related languages. Another explanation has to be found.

    The swear word fanken ‘devil’, a formation from fan(d)en with the same meaning, is the only likely word to be cognated with the first element Fanke-, which only occurs in the two names discussed. First elements containing curses can refer to bad circumstances of some sort.

    Fankevik is only known through an oral record from the 1930’s as the name of a tiny bay (Ryssby parish, Norra Möre county, province of Småland). Today the bay bears another name, but its neighbour 100 meters to the west is called Frankevik. This was probably changed to avoid a bad-sounding name for a local open air dance-floor. Originally both bays were inlets to a larger bay, which may be reconstructed from maps. This older bay must have been quite difficult to enter and leave because of its narrow inlets filled with rocks and shallows. The first element Fanke- probably refers to these difficult conditions.

    The farm Fanketorp in the same parish is situated not on particularly stony ground, but on extremely wet soil which makes farming more difficult. Also in this case Fanke- can refer to bad circumstances for exploiting natural resources.

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  • 40.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Fram för östnordisk filologi!2015In: Østnordisk filologi: nu og i fremtiden / [ed] Jonathan Adams, København: Syddansk Universitetsforlag, 2015, p. 20-22Chapter in book (Refereed)
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    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Framtidens fornnordiska filologi: etymologisk exempelsamling eller litteraturteoretisk lekstuga?2000In: Den fornnordiska texten i filologisk och litteraturvetenskaplig belysning: studier och diskussionsinlägg / [ed] Kristinn Jóhannesson, Karl G. Johansson och Lars Lönnroth, Göteborg: Litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen, Göteborgs universitet , 2000, p. 5-16Conference paper (Other academic)
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    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    From Meldorf to Haithabu: some early personal names from Schleswig-Holstein2001In: Von Thorsberg nach Schleswig : Sprache und Schriftlichkeit eines Grenzgebietes im Wandel eines Jahrtausends: Internationales Kolloquium im Wikinger-Museum Haithabu vom 29. September - 3. Oktober 1994 / [ed] Klaus Düwel, Edith Marold und Christiane Zimmermann, unter Mitarbeit von Lars E. Worgull, Berlin: de Gruyter , 2001, p. 149-165Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Förnyad filologi: Filologins rötter2009In: Omodernt : Människor och tankar i förmodern tid / [ed] Mohammad Fazlhashemi & Eva Österberg, Lund: Nordic Academic Press , 2009, p. 272-292Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 44.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Gris men inte Svin?2008In: Namn från land och stad: Hyllningsskrift till Mats Wahlberg 25 maj 2008 / [ed] Eva Brylla och Svante Strandberg, Uppsala: Seminariet för nordisk namnforskning , 2008, p. 203-208Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Pig but not Swine?

    The man’s name, Old West Norse Sveinn is the most popular of all personal names in runic inscriptions from the Viking age. But out of 113 seemingly certain records, no less than 52 are written suin and similarly, with only a non-dotted i-rune as representation of the /ei/ diphthong. This opens for the possibility that in these cases we are dealing with a completely different name, i.e. Svín (‘swine’), known as a byname in (late) Old Danish and Old Swedish. There are many porcine names in Old Norse, both as main names and as bynames: e.g. Galti (‘hog’), Gríss (‘young pig’), Gylta (‘young sow’), and Sýr (‘sow’). But none of these appear in runic inscriptions, and the putatively Norse byname Svín is shown to be a family name with German origin in medieval Danish and Swedish. Thus, a name *Svín was for some reason not used in the Viking Age. Since it was not part of the onomasticon there was no risk that Sveinn written suin would be confused with it. The 52 records in question, written with only an i-rune as representation of the wowel, are consequently to be interpreted as representations of Sveinn, as they have been before.

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    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    "Gud hjälpe hennes själ": Kristna inslag i runinskrifterna1998In: Sveriges kyrkohistoria 1 [huvudredaktör: Lennart Tegborg] / [ed] Bertil Nilsson, Stockholm: Verbum i samarbete med Svenska kyrkans forskningsråd , 1998, p. 177-184Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 46.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Hur många Eliv fanns det i Gamla Uppsala?: Något om formuleringen av runtexter1999In: Runor och namn: Hyllningsskrift till Lena Peterson den 27 januari 1999 / [ed] Lennart Elmevik och Svante Strandberg, 1999, p. 125-134Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Hvað er títt?: [What's up?]1999In: Forskning och Framsteg, ISSN 0015-7937, Vol. 34, no 5, p. 47-51Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 48.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Jan Axelson in memoriam2020In: Scripta Islandica: Isländska Sällskapets Årsbok, ISSN 0582-3234, E-ISSN 2001-9416, Vol. 71, p. 5-8Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    John Andersson och hans poesi: Reflektioner kring definitionen av termen pekoral2017In: Konstellationer: Festskrift till Anna Williams / [ed] Alexandra Borg, Andreas Hedberg, Maria Karlsson, Jerry Määttä, Åsa Warnqvist, Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag, 2017, p. 393-403Chapter in book (Other academic)
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  • 50.
    Williams, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Klass, kön och runor2009In: Uppsala Nya Tidning, ISSN 1104-0173, no 25 OktoberArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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