Alvar

See also: Àlvar

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Swedish Alvar, ultimately from Old Norse.

Proper nounEdit

Alvar

  1. A male given name.

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈɑlʋɑr]
  • Hyphenation: Al‧var

Proper nounEdit

Alvar

  1. A male given name occasionally borrowed from Swedish.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old Norse Alfarr, from alfr (elf) + herr (army) or geirr (spear).

  • Revived in the 19th century, partly because it was mistaken for a translation of German Ernst from Swedish allvar (seriousness).

Proper nounEdit

Alvar

  1. A male given name.

Related termsEdit

  • Allvar
Last modified on 26 February 2014, at 17:46