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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *maguz (boy). Cognate with Old English magu, Old Saxon magu, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌲𐌿𐍃 (magus). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *magʰus (boy).

PronunciationEdit

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈmɒɣr̩/

NounEdit

mǫgr m (genitive magar, plural megir)

  1. son, boy, youth
    • Vǫluspá, verse 1, lines 3-4, in 1867, S. Bugge, Norrœn fornkvæði: Sæmundar Edda hins fróða. Christiania, page 1:
      [] meiri ok minni / mǫgu Heimdallar; []
      [] greater and smaller / sons of Heimdall; []

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ReferencesEdit

  • mǫgr in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • mǫgr in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.