The gold horn B from Gallehus, datable to about AD 400, bears the following runic legend: ek, Hlewagastiz Holtijaz, horna tawidō ›I, H. H., made the horn‹. The Proto-Nordic weak verb taujan * – a causative ›to make sth. being added together, add together‹ → ›to make, produce‹ – is unlikely to have had a dedicatory meaning. The nominative endings in Hlewagast-iz and Holt-ijaz indicate that the language of the inscription is Proto-Nordic ( urnordisch ), seeing that the regular endings in WGmc. would be * -i , -ija and in EGmc -s , * -īs . The first element of Hlewagastiz appears to be related to OIcel . hlé n. ›lee, shelter‹ rather than to an otherwise unrecorded Germanic counterpart to Gk. κλέ(ϝ)ος ›fame‹. The second anthroponym, Holtijaz , is unlikely to be a patronymic ›son of * Holtǣ ‹, for * Holt(a)nijaz would be the form to be expected here. From a morphophonological point of view, Holtijaz may be a byname denoting place of origin (either ›of the wood‹ or ›from Holt‹), but there is no earlier evidence available in support of such a formation. More probably, we are dealing with the second constituent of a double name PNord. Hlewagastiz Holtijaz with parallels, for example, in Early Gmc. Harigasti Teiwǣ , Ostrogoth. Gunthigis Baza and West Franc. Berthchramnus Waldo .