19 September 2020
A runestone was found on a field in Småland (Sweden) a few years ago by a farmer who moved it to the side of his field without realizing that it was a runestone because the runes were facing down. He discovered that it was a runestone just a few days ago when he wanted to move it again to another place.
The stone is probably dated to the first half of the 11th century. The text reads:
Gerðarr raised this stone after SigdiarfR, his father, ØygærðR's husband
As most runestones, this one containes Old Norse names. In this case there are two male names and a female name written on the stone:
is the name of the person who errected the stone. The male name is a combination of either Ancient Germanic *gerðan = 'remade, reconstructed' or GERD and HER.
is Gerðarr's father. It is for him the stone was raised. It is a combination of SIG and DIARF.
is SigdiarfR's wife. Her name, on the stone written in the genitive form ØygærðaR, is a combination of EY and GERD.
  
- ↑ Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
- ↑ Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
- ↑ Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)