ALD

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*alða- = 'old' [1]

Old Norse

aldr = 'old age' [2]
eldri = 'older' (comparative degree [3]

Gothic

alds = 'old' [1]
alds = 'age, lifetime' [3]
altheis = 'old' [4]
alþeis = 'old' [3]

Old High German

ald = 'old' [1]
alt = 'old' [1] [5] [3]

Anglo-Saxon

eald = 'old' [4]

Old English

eald = 'old' [1] [3]

Related Names

See Aldi

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
FRID see Ealdfrith (English)
GEIR see Aldger (German)
HER see Aldar (Norse)
ULF see AldulfR (Norse)
VID see Aldviðr (Norse)
VIN see Aldwin (German)

First Element Forms

Al-
Ald-
Eald-

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Ferdinand Holthausen: Gotisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1934)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Walter W. Skeat: The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (1993)
  5. Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)