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Hälle, Hällne och fsv. *hændil
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History. Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Centre for Medieval Studies.
2017 (Swedish)In: Namn och bygd, ISSN 0077-2704, Vol. 105, p. 51-70Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses Hälle, the name of a village in Brunflo parish and of a deserted farm in Alsen parish, and Hällne, the name of a village in Oviken parish, all in Jämtland, Sweden. In late medieval sources these places were referred to as Hændla (pl.). This name corresponds to a noun OSw. *hændil m. ‘something similar to a hand’, a word otherwise known from five place-names in Götaland in southern Sweden. The author suggests that the three Hændla places in Jämtland owe their name to metaphorical use of the word *hændil. In one case the name probably referred to a peculiar rock formation, in another to a distinctive erratic boulder, and in the third case possibly to a contour in the terrain.

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2017. Vol. 105, p. 51-70
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place-name interpretation, Jämtland, Scandinavia
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Scandinavian Languages; History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-152468OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-152468DiVA, id: diva2:1180106
Available from: 2018-02-04 Created: 2018-02-04 Last updated: 2018-02-28

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