ÞORN

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Old Norse

þorn = 'thorn', 'spike', 'thorn-bush' [1] [2] [3]
þorn = 'thorn', 'spike', 'needle', 'plant with thorns' [4]
þyrnir = 'thorn' [1] [2]
þyrni-r = 'thorn-bush' [4]

Gothic

þaúrnu-s = 'thorn', 'spike', 'needle', 'plant with thorns' [4]

Old High German

thorn = 'thorn', 'spike', 'needle', 'plant with thorns' [4]

Middle High Germen

durne = 'thorn-bush' [4]

Old Frisian

thorn = 'thorn', 'spike', 'needle', 'plant with thorns' [4]

Old Saxon

thorn = 'thorn', 'spike', 'needle', 'plant with thorns' [4]

Old English

ðyrne = 'thorn-bush' [4]

Related Names

See Þorn

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
AI see Æiþorn
BÖL see Bǫlþorn
EIK see Eikþyrnir
EIN see Æiþorn
GEIR see Gerthorn
GUD see Guðþorn
HAG see Hagþorn
ROS see Þyrnirós
SIG see Sigþorn
VI see Véþorn
VIG see Vígþorn

First Element Forms

Þyrni-

Last Element Forms

-ton -thorn -tor -þorn -þórir -þórr

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson: An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)
  3. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)