The Runes in the Stentoften Inscription


Several runes in the Stentoften inscription have not been recognised properly previously. Thus it has been claimed that the last runes in the inscription are to be understood as s-A þ-A-t b-A-r-i-u-t-i-þ, while a close examination shows that the actual final words are s-A-þ-A e-t o-l-A b-A r-i u t-i-þ. The photo below shows in particular the sequence s-A-þ-A e-t o-l-A b-A. For an animation illustrating this, please click here.

 

It has been claimed that the last words in line five of the Stentoften inscription are h-e-d-e-r-A g-i-n-o-r-o-n-o-R. A close examination of the stone reveals however that the actual runes are h-e-d-e-r A-g-A-n o-r-o-n-o-k. The photo below shows in particular the word A-g-A-n. For an animation illustrating this, please click here.

 

It has been claimed that the first words in line five of the Stentoften inscription are h-i-d-e-R r-u-n-o-n-o f-e-l-A-h-e-k-A. A close examination of the stone reveals however that the actual words in the beginning of line five are h i-d e-k-r-u-n-o n-o-f e-l-A A-r-e-k-A. The photo below shows in particular the sequence e-l-A A-r-e-k-A. For an animation illustrating this, please click here.

 

It has been claimed that the last words in line four of the Stentoften inscription are m-A-g-i-u s-n-u-h-w-e. A close examination of the stone reveals however that the actual words in the last part of line four are m A-g-e A-j-u s-n-u h-w-e. The photo below shows in particular the sequence m A-g-e A-j-u. In the below photo can also be seen the last A rune in the third line. For an animation illustrating this, please click here.

 

It has been claimed that the words in the second line of the Stentoften inscription are n-i-u-h-a g-e-s-t-u-m-R. A close examination of the stone reveals however that the actual words in the second line are n-i-u-h-a g-e s-t-A u m-k-A. The photo below shows in particular the word s-t-A with the earlier ignored A rune. For an animation illustrating this, please click here

 

The middle of the Stentoften inscription which constitutes the seventh line has previously been totally ignored. A close examination of the stone reveals however that the actual words in the seventh line are A-r-u-A, which can be seen in the photo below. In the below photo can also be seen the last A runes in the first and second lines. For an animation illustrating this, please click here

 

 



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