publication . Article . 2015

Bier, Runen und Macht: Ein Formelwort im Kontext

Zimmermann, Ute;
Open Access Danish
  • Published: 01 Mar 2015 Journal: Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies (issn: 1892-0950, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Oslo & Uppsala University
Abstract
The runic formulaic word alu, mainly found on Migration Period gold bracteates, has been interpreted, amongst other things, as ‘protection’, ‘magic’ or ‘beer’. While the last interpretation is preferable on phonological grounds — Ancient Norse alu could have developed regularly into Old Norse ǫl ‘beer’ — it has often been rejected for semantic reasons, because the meaning ‘beer’ does not seem to fit with the assumed function of the bracteates as amulets. This article argues that there might well be a context in which a meaning ‘beer’ would make sense. If the bracteates had the function of representing and authorising power and if they were distributed by the Sca...
Subjects
free text keywords: Studier av enskilda språk, bracteates, retinue, Specific Languages, Germanic languages. Scandinavian languages, drinking ceremony, PD1-7159, ruler, Older futhark, formulaic word
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publication . Article . 2015

Bier, Runen und Macht: Ein Formelwort im Kontext

Zimmermann, Ute;