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Det urnordiska namnelementet -gastiz: Några språk- och religionshistoriska sonderingar
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, History of Religions.
2012 (Swedish)In: Studia Anthroponymica Scandinavica, ISSN 0280-8633, Vol. 30, 5-18 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper traces the origins and ideological associations of the Ancient Scandinavian name element -gastiz. Drawing on the etymological, onomasticand idiomatic evidence for an enduring ideology of fame and hospitality in archaic Indo-European societies, the case is made that this ideology continued to inform the self-understanding of local chieftains in early Germanic society. Examples from the Old English poems Widsith and Beowulf are adduced in support of this hypothesis, and ultimately provide aclue to the semantic analysis of the name Nauðigastiz in a recently discovered runic inscription from the Migration Period (Hogganvik, Norway). Etymological and conceptual recurrences in the corpus of Indo-Europeandi thematic names are listed in an appendix.

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2012. Vol. 30, 5-18 p.
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Hogganvik Stone, hospitality, fame, Indo-European onomastics, Indo-European poetics, runic onomastics
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History of Religions
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History of Religion; Jämförande indoeuropeisk språkforskning; Scandinavian Languages
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-100214OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-100214DiVA: diva2:692051
Available from: 2014-01-29 Created: 2014-01-29 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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