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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse nafn, from Proto-Germanic *namô, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nafn n (genitive singular nafns, nominative plural nöfn)

  1. a name

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


Old NorseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *namô (name), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥ (name). Cognate with Old English nama, noma, Old Frisian noma, Old Saxon namo, Old Dutch namo, Old High German namo, Gothic 𐌽𐌰𐌼𐍉 (namo).

NounEdit

nafn n (genitive nafns, plural nǫfn)

  1. name, title

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Norwegian Bokmål: navn n
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: namn n
  • Swedish: namn n (Old Swedish namn n)

ReferencesEdit

  • nafn in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press