ryþþa

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hruþjan- (male dog), clearly connected to Old High German rudio and Dutch reu. Possibly from *hruttōn- (to roar), from a Proto-Indo-European root shared by Ancient Greek κόρυζα (kóruza), Old English hrot, Scottish Gaelic cnatan. Or, from Proto-Germanic *hreutan-, *hrūtan-, *hruttōną (to snore), which would be related to Old Norse hrjóta.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ryþþa m (nominative plural ryþþan)

  1. mastiff, large dog

ReferencesEdit

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013), “hruþjan”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN
  • MacBain, Alexander; Mackay, Eneas (1911), “cnatan”, in An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Stirling, →ISBN, page cnatan