ÞER

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element (see also ÞJOF)

Proto-Norse

-þewaR = 'servant' [1]
*þewaz = 'servant' [2]

Old Norse

-þér = 'servant' [1] [3] [4] [5]

Gothic

þius = 'servant' [3] [1]
þiu-s = 'servant' [2]

Old High German

thio = 'servant' [4]
theo = 'servant' [4]

Old Saxon

thio = 'servant' [4]
theo = 'servant' [4]

Old English

ðéo = 'servant' [4]
ðéow = 'servant' [4]
þēo = 'servant'
þeow = 'servant' [6]
þéow = 'servant' [7]
þēow = 'servant'

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
HAM see Hamþér
HJALM see Hjálmþér
VAL see Wealhþéow (English)
WULD see Wulþuþewaz

See also Angantýr

Last Element Forms

-ðir
-þéow
-þér
-þewaz

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kristian Hald: Personnavne i Danmark - Oldtiden (1971)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Per Vikstrand: Förkristna sakrala personnamn i Skandinavien (Studia anthroponymica Scandinavica 27 (2009), 5–31)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Ferdinand Holthausen: Gotisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1934)
  5. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  6. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  7. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)