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a drawing of the inscription on the Lunnasting stone


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Proper noun[edit]

ᚅᚓᚆᚆᚈᚑᚅᚅ (nehhtonn)

  1. Nechtan, a male given name. A term found on the Lunnasting stone, accepted as Pictish and read as the personal name nehhtonn by Allen and Anderson.[1] Katherine Forsyth[2] and Gordon Donaldson[3] read the term as ᚅᚓᚆᚆᚈᚑᚅᚄ nehhtons instead.



  1. ^ J. R. Allen and J. Anderson, The Early Christian Monuments of Scotland, Part III (1903; Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland)
  2. ^ K. Forsyth, The Ogham Inscriptions of Scotland: An Edited Corpus (unpublished PhD, archived by Harvard University, (1996)
  3. ^ Gordon Donaldson, The Edinburgh history of Scotland, volume 1 (1966)