Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Old English wæg. Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *wēgaz.

NounEdit

vágr m (genitive vágs, plural vágar)

  1. ocean, sea
  2. wave
    Synonyms: unnr, uðr
  3. inlet, bay
    • 13th century, Jómsvíkinga saga:
      Þeir Jómsvíkingar sjá nú at vágrinn er allr þakiðr af skipum.
      The Jomsvikings saw then that the bay was full of ships.

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: vogur
  • Faroese: vágur, vág
  • Norwegian Bokmål: våg
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: våg
  • Westrobothnian: vog
  • Angermannian: våg
  • Helsingian: våg
  • Old Swedish: vāgher
  • Danish: våg
  • French: vague

ReferencesEdit

  • Leiv Heggstad, Gamalnorsk ordbok med nynorsk tyding (Det Norske Samlaget, 1930)