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The U937 runestone in the park of Uppsala university featuring a triquetra

The Funbo runestones constitute a group of four remaining runestones, from Funbo in the Swedish province of Uppland, and which were raised by members of the same family, in the 11th century. Uppsala University Uppsala University (Swedish Uppsala universitet) is a public university in Uppsala, Sweden. ... A rune stone Rune stones are somewhat flat standing stones with runic stone carvings from the Iron Age (Viking Age) and early middle ages found in most parts of Scandinavia. ... Uppland is the name of a geographical region in Sweden, which can refer to: Uplandia, or Uppland - a historical Province of Sweden Uppsala County, or Uppsala län - a current County of Sweden Part of Stockholm County, or Stockholms län - a current County of Sweden Part of Västmanland County or Västmanlands... (10th century - 11th century - 12th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ...


The following presentations show the runic script transliterated into latin script, together with transcriptions into the Old West Norse and Old East Norse dialects of Old Norse and translations into English. Old Norse is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of Scandinavia and their overseas settlements during the Viking Age, until the 13th century. ... Old Norse is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of Scandinavia and their overseas settlements during the Viking Age, until the 13th century. ... Old Norse or Danish tongue is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of the Nordic countries (for instance during the Viking Age). ...

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U937

The runestone known as U937 was found in Uppsala, in 1875, in the walls of a Franciscan monastery, beween the streets of St Persgatan and Klostergatan. The fact that it mentions names from the same family as the runestones of Funbo, shows that it was formerly part of the same group. Like many other runestones it had been used for building. This article is about the modern city of Uppsala. ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Franciscans is the common name used to designate a variety of mendicant religious orders of men or women tracing their origin to Francis of Assisi and following the Rule of St. ... Buddhist monastery near Tibet A monastery is the habitation of monks. ...

Inscription:
  • × þiak(n) × auk × kunar × raistu × stana × aftiR × uaþr × bruþur sin ×

Old West Norse transcription: Old Norse is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of Scandinavia and their overseas settlements during the Viking Age, until the 13th century. ...

  • Þegn ok Gunnarr reistu steina eptir Veðr, bróður sinn.

Old East Norse transcription: Old Norse is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of Scandinavia and their overseas settlements during the Viking Age, until the 13th century. ...

  • Þiagn ok Gunnarr ræistu stæina æftiR Veðr, broður sinn.

Translation

  • Thane and Gunnar raised this stone after Veðr, their brother.

U990

This stone remains in the old location.


Inscription:

  • uaþr + auk × þakn × auk × kunar + raistu × stain + þana × at × haursa × foþur sin + kuþ hialbi ot hans ×

Old West Norse transcription: Old Norse is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of Scandinavia and their overseas settlements during the Viking Age, until the 13th century. ...

  • Veðr ok Þegn ok Gunnarr reistu stein þenna at Haursa, fôður sinn. Guð hjalpi ônd hans.

Old East Norse transcription: Old Norse is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of Scandinavia and their overseas settlements during the Viking Age, until the 13th century. ...

  • Veðr ok Þegn ok Gunnarr ræistu stæin þenna at Haursa, faður sinn. Guð hialpi and hans.

Translation:

  • Veðr and Thane and Gunnar raised this stone after Haursa, their father. God help his soul.

U991

This stone remains in its old location and contains the same message as U937.


U999

This stone was raised by Haursi and his brother after their father.


Inscription:

  • haursi : auk : kitil : raistu : aftir : þekn : faþur : sin : staina : þisa : at : bunta : kuþan : o : funum

Old West Norse transcription: Old Norse is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of Scandinavia and their overseas settlements during the Viking Age, until the 13th century. ...

  • Haursi ok Ketill reistu eptir Þegn, fôður sinn, steina þessa, at bónda góðan á Funnum/Fúnum.

Old East Norse transcription: Old Norse is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of Scandinavia and their overseas settlements during the Viking Age, until the 13th century. ...

  • Haursi ok Kætill ræistu æftiR Þegn, faður sinn, stæina þessa, at bonda goðan a Funnum/Funum.

Translation:

  • Haursi and Kettil raised this stone after Thane, their father, he was a good freeholder in Funbo.

External source

  • Joint Nordic database for runic inscriptions (http://www.nordiska.uu.se/forskn/samnord.htm)

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Funbo_Runestones LANGUAGE SCHOOL EXPLORER (334 words)
The Funbo runestones constitute a group of four remaining runestones, from Funbo in the Swedish province of Uppland, and which were raised by members of the same family, in the 11th century.
The runestone known as U937 was found in Uppsala, in 1875, in the walls of a Franciscan monastery, between the streets of St Persgatan and Klostergatan.
The fact that it mentions names from the same family as the runestones of Funbo, shows that it was formerly part of the same group.
Funbo Runestones - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (408 words)
The Funbo runestones constitute a group of four remaining runestones, from Funbo in the Swedish province of Uppland, and which were raised by members of the same family, in the 11th century.
The runestone known as U937 was found in Uppsala, in 1875, in the walls of a Franciscan monastery, between the streets of St Persgatan and Klostergatan.
The fact that it mentions names from the same family as the runestones of Funbo, shows that it was formerly part of the same group.
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