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GothicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From 𐍂𐌹𐌽𐌽𐌰𐌽 (rinnan, to run) +‎ -𐌾𐌰 (-ja). This is one of the only attested Gothic words from any inscription (there are only a handful of Gothic runic inscriptions in existence) of which the exact translation is largely undisputed.

NounEdit

ᚱᚨᚾᛃᚨ (ranjam

  1. something which causes others to run, runner, router. Also interpreted as charger.
    • Inscription on the Dahmsdorf-Müncheberg spearhead:
      ᚱᚨᚾᛃᚨ
      ranja
      router/runner (name of the spear)

DeclensionEdit

Only this form, the nominative singular, is attested.

ReferencesEdit

  • Nedoma, Robert, 'Schrift und Sprache in den ostgermanischen Runeninschriften', in NOWELE: North-Western European Language Evolution 58-59 (2010) pp. 1-70, wherein 19-20.