The Bynames of the Viking Age Runic Inscriptions

by Lindorm Eriksson
(Christer Romson, christer.romson@spray.se)

© 1999, 2000 by Christer Romson; all rights reserved.

Physical Objects

This table lists names from Viking-age runic inscriptions that contain bynames based on physical objects. An explanation of the layout and notation can be found in the introduction.

(at) Þorstein Hringja(?) Þorsteinn, the buckle(?) V U 907 Þorsteinn Hringja
(eptir) Ôzur Saxa Ôzurr Saxon / Sword(-wielder) V post-Jelling DR 68 Ôzurr Sax/Saxi
(case?) Tveggja Hein Tveggi Whetstone V post-Jelling DR 98 Tveggi Hein
(gen) Ásgauts Rauðumskjalda Ásgautr Red-shield's V pre-Jelling DR 202 Ásgautr Rauðumskjôldr
(eptir) Flír Aðalmerki/Aðalmæki Flir Chiff-banner(-bearer) / Good-sword V Christian post-Jelling DR 237 Flír Aðalmerki/Aðalmækir
(nom) Kápu-(?)Sveinn Sveinn (of the hooded cloak? son of Kápa?) V 1050-1150 DR 380
(case?) Stillingr/Stílingr 'The quiet one'/'The chap with the stylus' V mid 11th c. IR 7

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