Uppland Runic Inscription 35
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|Name||Uppland Runic Inscription 35|
|Rundata ID||U 35|
Text - Native
|Text - English|
Adils and Ösel(?) and Olov(?) they let raise this stone afterVigisl, their father, husband of Ärnfrids.
|Runestones - Runic alphabet
Runology - Runestone styles
The inscription on this granite runestone, which is three meters in height, has two fanged beasts surrounded by a runic serpent text band. The name of the runemaster is unknown, and the stone is classified as being in runestone style Pr2, which is also known as the Ringerike style.
The name Adils or Aðísl from the runic text appears to have been a rather rare name, during both the Viking Age and the Middle Ages. It does not appear in any other Swedish runic inscription. The name does appear in Ynglingatal, Norse sagas, and Beowulf as belonging to a Swedish king during the sixth century named Eadgils. It also appears on one of the Manx Runestones, Kirk Michael MM 130.
The runic text states that the stone is a memorial by three sons to their father Vigisl, who is described as being the husband of Ärnfrids. By referring to her in this manner, the text is probably indicating that she was also deceased when the stone was raised.
A transliteration of the runic text into Latin letters is:
- aþisl : auk : ays- : auk : ---fr : þaiR : litu : raisa : stain : þinsa : at : uikisl : faþur : sin : boanta : irfriþaR
- Project Samnordisk Runtextdatabas Svensk - Rundata entry for U 35.
- Sawyer, Birgit (2000). The Viking-Age Rune-Stones: Custom and Commemoration in Early Medieval Scandinavia. Oxford University Press. p. 65. ISBN 0-19-820643-7.