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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse baugr (ring), from Proto-Germanic *baugaz (ring), from *beuganą (to bend). Compare Old English bēah (ring)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

baugur m (genitive singular baugs, nominative plural baugar)

  1. ring
  2. armlet (of gold or silver) worn on the wrist
  3. (archaic) money
  4. the painted circle on a round shield

Usage notesEdit

  • Before minted gold and silver came into use in olden times, such rings (armlets) were used as a medium of payment. Hence baugur means "money".

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