Old Norse edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Germanic *wanduz, from Proto-Indo-European *wendʰ- (to turn, twist, weave, braid).

Noun edit

vǫndr m (genitive vandar, plural vendir)

  1. wand, switch, twig
  2. stripe (in cloth)
  3. wicker, wattle

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Icelandic: vöndur
  • Norwegian: vånd
  • Old Swedish: vander
  • Old Danish: wand
  • Middle English: wond, wand

References edit

  • Zoëga, Geir T. (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic[1], Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Brodeur, Arthur Gilchrist (transl.) (1916). The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson. New York: The American-Scandinavian Foundation. Available online
  • Byock, Jesse L. (2013) Viking Language 1: Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas, →ISBN, page 370