Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *sebun (whence also Old English seofon, Old High German sibun, Gothic 𐍃𐌹𐌱𐌿𐌽 (sibun)), from earlier *sebunt, from Proto-Indo-European *septḿ̥.

NumeralEdit

sjau

  1. seven

DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: syv (Old Danish siu)
  • Faroese: sjey
  • Icelandic: sjö
  • Norwegian Bokmål: sju, syv
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: sju, sjau (dialectal)
  • Swedish: sju (Old Swedish siu)

ReferencesEdit

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