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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *swalaz ‎(cool), akin to German schwül ‎(sultry), Dutch zwoel ‎(sultry), and Ancient Greek σέλας ‎(sélas, luminous).

AdjectiveEdit

svalr (comparative svalari, superlative svalastr)

  1. cool, cold
    • Vǫluspá, stanza 3, lines 3–4:
      [] vara sandr né sær
      svalar unnir []
      [] there was no sand nor sea
      nor cool waves []

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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