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Neophilologus

, Volume 86, Issue 1, pp 129–131 | Cite as

The Brandon Antler Runic Inscription

  • Alfred Bammesberger
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Abstract

The Brandon Antler runic inscription is likely to consist of four words. Whereas the reading and interpretation of wohs and wildum are not in doubt, two different interpretations have been suggested for the remaining runic sequence. It is proposed that the final ligature represents a triple rune, so that the resulting reading wohs wildum deoræ an (or possibly deoræ on) yields a meaningful clause: `grew on a wild animal' may indicate that the text originated in the riddle tradition.

Keywords

Wild Animal Comparative Literature Historical Linguistic Runic Sequence Runic Inscription 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfred Bammesberger
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  1. 1.EichstättGermany

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