Old Norse

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Etymology

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From Proto-Norse ᚹᛁᚾᛁᛉ (winiʀ), from Proto-Germanic *winiz (friend; loved one), from Proto-Indo-European *wenh₁is, from the root *wenh₁- (to seek, desire, love, win). Compare Old English wine, Old Frisian wine, Old Saxon wini, Old High German wini.

Noun

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vinr m (genitive vinar, plural vinir)

  1. friend

Declension

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Coordinate terms

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  • vina f (female friend)

Descendants

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  • Icelandic: vinur
  • Faroese: vinur
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: ven, vin
  • Old Swedish: vin
  • Old Danish: win
    • Danish: ven
      • Norwegian Bokmål: venn
        • Norwegian Nynorsk: venn

References

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