Kalleby Runestone

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Runestone
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Name Kalleby Runestone
Rundata ID Bo Krause1966;73B $U
Country Sweden
Region Bohuslän
City/Village Kalleby
Produced 5th Century
Runemaster Unknown

Text - Native
Proto-Norse : Þrawijan haitinaz was.
Text - English
Yearning was imposed (on him). / Þrawija's (monument). (I/he) was commanded/called. / (I/He) was promised to þrawija.
Other resources
Runestones - Runic alphabet
Runology - Runestone styles

The Kalleby Runestone is an enigmatic Iron Age runestone inscribed in Proto-Norse with the Elder Futhark:

  • þrawijan * haitinaz was

This short text has been the subject of several interpretations where þrawijan, which means "yearning", is interpreted as either a name or an epithet. The words haitinaz was mean "was named", and so the text is open to various interpretations, such as:

  • Yearning was imposed (on him).
  • Þrawija's (monument).
  • (I/he) was commanded/called.
  • (I/He) was promised to þrawija.

The stone is 2.1 metres (6.9 ft) tall and 1.6 metres (5.2 ft) wide, and it was formerly part of a bridge.

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