DanishEdit

PrefixEdit

van-

  1. giving the sense of wrong, bad; mis-, dys-, mal-

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse van-, from Proto-Germanic *wanaz (lacking, deficient). Confer Old Norse vanr (lacking, wanting).

PrefixEdit

van-

  1. too little, short of, lacking in

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse van-.

PrefixEdit

van-

  1. mal-, mis-

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse van-.

PrefixEdit

van-

  1. mal-, mis-

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Old NorseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • var- (possibly not of the same origin).

EtymologyEdit

From vanr (what is lacking), from Proto-Germanic *wanaz. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁weh₂- (to leave, abandon). See also modern English wan-.

PrefixEdit

van-

  1. denoting lacking, under-, un-

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • van- in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse van-, from Proto-Germanic *wanaz (lacking, deficient). Cognate with English wan-.

PrefixEdit

van-

  1. mis-, un-, de-, without

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