Ingvar Stones, Part IX: Stäringe Stone

‘Gæirhvatr auk Anundr auk Ótamr rétta stæin at Býrstæin, bróður sinn. Sár var austr með Ingvari, dræng snjællan, sun Líføyjar.’
‘Gæirhvat and Anund and Ótam raise this stone after Býrstæin, their brother. He was in the east with Ingvar, an eloquent man, son of Líføy.’

The Stäringe Runestone (Sö 320) is not particularly notable, beyond some of the personal names. One of the raisers is called ‘Ótamr,’ meaning ‘Untamed,’ and their fallen brother is named ‘Býrstæinn,’ meaning ‘Beer-stone.’ One other notable feature is the present tense form of the verb ‘to raise,’ unusual on these stones.

The second sentence is a short verse: ‘Sár var austr / með Ingvari, / dræng snjællan, / sun Líføyjar.’

Photo: Sö 320, Stäringe by Wikimedia User:Berig, CC BY-SA 3.0 / Link

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