Eiríkr

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Norse *Aiwa-rikiaR (literally ever ruler), or *Aina-rikiaR (literally one ruler). *Aiwa- is related to Proto-Germanic *aiwaz (long time), cognate to Latin aevum (life, lifetime). *Aina- stems from Proto-Germanic *ainaz (one) and is cognate to Latin ūnus (one). The second part, *-rikiaR stems from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz, cognate to Latin rēx (king).

Proper nounEdit

Eiríkr m (genitive Eiríks, dative Eiríki, accusative Eirík)

  1. A male given name.

DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: Erik
  • English: Eric
  • Estonian: Eerik
  • German: Erich

ReferencesEdit

  • Eirik; in: Eivind Vågslid, Norderlendske fyrenamn, 1988, →ISBN
  • “Erik” in: J. van der Schaar, “Woordenboek van voornamen”, 8. druk, Utrecht 1994, Prisma Woordenboeken, Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, →ISBN