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Runic Dictionary

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U 79 (U79) - Skesta

inscription; date not specified; not skaldic;

Sweden: Uppland
Location: Skesta, Spånga sn, Sollentuna hd;
Swedish map: X:1617828 Y:6586918
Google maps: 59.3865,17.8788
RAÄ: Spånga 43:1
Links: (image)

Samnordisk runtextdatabas:
siglum: U 79 
place: Skesta 
parish: Spånga sn 
district: Sollentuna hd 
placement: Vid Hässelby slott. 
coordinates: 6586918:1617828 
original place?:  
new coords: 6584636.1616625 
RAÄ number: 43:1 (urspr. plats) [objektid=10304700430001], 23 (nuv. plats) [objektid=10304700230001] 
rune types:  
cross form: A4; B3; C6, C7; D1, D4; E3; F3; 0 
style group: Pr3 
inscriber: Ärnfast (S) 
material/object: runsten, granit 
image link:,  
rune text: * ky : auk : suain : þaiʀ : raitu : stain : at : birsu : faþur : sin : koþan *
: ernfastr : iuk : s(t)ain : at : bersu : bot=ba : uikerþaʀ : sun : þorkerþaʀ : goþ * 
old west norse: Gýi ok Sveinn þeir reistu stein at Bersu/Birsu, fǫður sinn góðan.
Ernfastr hjó stein at Bersu/Birsu, bónda Végerðar, son Þorgerðar góðan. 
original language: Gyi ok Svæinn þæiR ræistu stæin at Bersu/Birsu, faður sinn goðan.
Ærnfastr hiogg stæin at Bersu/Birsu, bonda VigærðaR, sun ÞorgærðaR goðan. 
english: §A Gýi and Sveinn, they raised the stone in memory of Bersa/Birsa, their good father. §B Ernfastr cut the stone in memory of Bersa/Birsa, Végerðr's husbandman, the good son of Thorgerðr.  
User-contributed fields:
references to women (MZ):  
magic category (CO):  
magic attitude (CO): neutral 
invocation to (DD):  
object (PC): runestone 
material (PC): stone, granite 
object/material translation (PC): runestone, granite 

other readings/interpretations

Nottingham rune dictionary words: at - bondi - faðir - goðr - hagg(v)a/hogg(v)a - ok - ræisa - sa(r) - sinn - stæinn - sunr/sunn


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