The /v/ present in the pronunciation is a remnant of a 16th century sound change in Northwestern Iceland where a /v/ was inserted in words beginning with /k/ or /g/ followed by /u/ or /o/. This pronunciation eventually disappeared but was preserved in the word guð (and its derivations) and subsequently spread to the rest of the country.
- a god (of polytheistic religions)
- God (of monotheistic religions); often capitalized: Guð
guð m or n
- goð (paganism)