Njars (Swedish: Njarar) is a name for the folk of Nerike, Swedeland, that kythes in the Scandinavish kind of the Lay of Wayland Smith. In the early deal of the lay, King Nidud is made known as a king in Swedeland:

Níðuðr hét konungr í Svíþjóð.
A king hight Nidud in Swedeland.

Later he is ahoned as the lord of the Njars:

Þat spyrr Níðuðr,
Níára dróttinn,
at einn Völundr
sat í Ulfdölum;
nóttum fóru seggir,
neklðar váru brynjur,
skildir bliku þeira
við inn skarða mána. (Stem)
When the Lord of the Njars, Nidud, heard
That Wayland sat in Wolfdale alone,
He sent forth harmen: white their shield-bosses
In the waning moon, and their mesh glittered. (First overset into English by W. H. Auden and P. B. Taylor)

The Njars most likely lost their selfhood early to the Swedish king at Upsala, and they are not spoken of by Jordanes in his thorough foredrawing of folks in Scandza, in the 6th hundredyear. There are few tellings of the Njarar/Nerikjar in Old Nordish stems, but for standouts see King of Nerike.

Speechlorely heedingsEdit

Looked at quickly, the name is hard to aknow, because the folk of Nerike otherwise hight the Nerikjar in Old Nordish stems. However, njar is an umlaut, having become a sunderselflouding of an older ner. The same loud shift happened with eka and hertõ which became jag (I) and hjarta (heart). However, in Njar, the loud shift never became longstanding, and the older build ner abode to be wielded for the shire and its folk.

Ner, however, is an umlaut from an older nar which has the same root as the English narrow. The name bespeaks the narrow fjords that marked the landscape. The north-eastern deal (Kvismaren-Hjälmaren) has unsightened manmadely, but the southern share of the shire still has a great fjord.

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