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Old NorseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *ansaz.


áss m (genitive áss, plural ásar)

  1. a thick pole, main beam (in a house)
  2. (nautical) the yard of a sail
  3. a rocky ridge
Derived termsEdit
  • Icelandic: ás
  • Norwegian:
    Norwegian Nynorsk: ås
    Norwegian Bokmål: ås
  • Swedish: ås
  • áss in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • áss in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *ansuz (god), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂énsus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ens- (to engender, beget). Cognate with Old English ōs, Old Saxon ās, Old High German ans-.

Alternative formsEdit


áss m (genitive ásar, plural æsir)

  1. (Norse mythology) one of the gods
  2. (Norse mythology) one of the Æsir
Derived termsEdit
  • Icelandic: ás m
  • Faroese: ásur m
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: ås m
  • Norwegian Bokmål: ås m
  • Danish: as c
  • Swedish: as c