Ottar Grønvik

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Ottar Nicolai Grønvik (21 October 1916 – 15 May 2008) was a Norwegian philologist and runology scholar.

He was a lecturer from 1959 and associate professor from 1965 to 1986, at the University of Oslo. His doctorate thesis which earned him the dr.philos. degree in 1981 was Runene på Tunesteinen.[1] He was best known for his work on the runic alphabet and various runestones, especially the Tune Runestone, the Rök Runestone and the Eggjum stone.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Luthertexte für sprachgeschichtliche und grammatische Übungen (1960)
  • Runene på Tunesteinen: alfabet, språkform, budskap (1981)
  • The Words for "Heir", "Inheritance", and "Funeral Feast" in Early Germanic (1982)
  • Die dialektgeographische Stellung des Krimgotischen und die krimgotische cantilena (1983)
  • Runene på Eggjasteinen: en hedensk gravinnskrift fra slutten av 600-tallet (1985)
  • Über den Ursprung und die Entwicklung der Aktiven Perfekt- und Plusquamperfektkonstruktionen des Hochdeutschen und Ihre Eigenart Innerhalb des Germanischen Sprachraumes [On the Origin and the Development of the Active Perfect and Pluperfect Constructions of High German and Their Characteristic Within the Germanic Linguistic Area] (1986)
  • Fra Ågedal til Setre: sentrale runeinnskrifter fra det 6. århundre (1987)
  • Fra Vimose til Ødemotland : nye studier over runeinnskrifter fra førkristen tid i Norden (1996)
  • Untersuchungen zur Älteren nordischen und germanischen Sprachgeschichte (1998)
  • Der Rökstein: Über die religiöse Bestimmung und das weltliche Schicksal eines Helden aus der frühen Wikingerzeit (2003)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Ottar Grønvik". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 30 December 2010.