Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 792

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style B-e-v (c. 1010-1050) pertaining to the Ringerike style and contemporary with Pr 1 and Pr 2.

Though the inscription is not signed, it is attributed to the same runemaster who carved U 792, Sö 198, Sö 200 and Sö 207 for stylistic reasons.

The granite stone is c. 1,65 m tall and 1,19 m wide.

 

Runic inscription

The first part of the rune text begins at the head end of the serpent. The second part continues from the tip of the tail outside of the rune ribbon.

 

Runes

[1] ᚴᛅᚱ ᛚᛁᛏ ᛫ ᚱᛁᛋᛅ ᛫ ᛋᛏᛁᚾ ᛫ ᚦᛏᛁᚾᛅ ᛫ ᛅᛏ ᛫ ᛘᚢᚱᛋᛅ ᛫ ᚠᛅᚦᚢᚱ ᛫ ᛋᛁᚾ ᛫ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛫ ᚴᛅᛒᛁ ᛫ ᛅᛏ ᛫ ᛘᛅᚼ ᛋᛁᚾ ᛫ ᚠᚢ[ᚱ]ᚼᚠᛁᛚᛅ ᛫ ᚠᛅᚱ ᛫ ᛅᚠᛚᛅᚦᛁ [2] ᚢᛏ ᛁ ᛫ ᚴᚱᛁ[ᚴ]ᚢᛘ ᛫ ᛅᚱᚠᛅ ᛫ ᛋᛁᚾᚢᛘ

 

Transliteration

kar lit * risa * stin * þtina * at * mursa * faþur * sin * auk * kabi * at * mah sin * fu- hfila * far * aflaþi ut i * kri[k]um * arfa * sinum

 

Old Norse

Karr let ræisa stæin þenna at Horsa(?), faður sinn, ok Kabbi(?)/Kampi(?)/Kappi(?)/Gapi(?) at mag sinn.

 

Fo[r] hæfila,

feaR aflaði

ut i Grikkium

arfa sinum.

 

English

Kárr had this stone raised in memory of Haursi(?), his father; and Kabbi(?)/Kampi(?)/Kappi(?)/Gapi(?) in memory of his kinsman-by-marriage.

 

(He) travelled competently;

earned wealth

abroad in Greece

for his heir.

 

Notes

The second half of the inscription is in verse of the form fornyrðislag.

U 792 is part of the group of c. 30 Greece Runestones commemorating friends and relatives who travelled to Greece, which was part of the Byzantine Empire at the time.

 

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Ulunda, Uppland, Sweden

U 792

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