AUR

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element of uncertain meaning, sometimes also linked to Latin 'aureum' = 'gold' [1]

LSR Wikinger - Schmuckscheibe Gold.jpg
Gold ornament, viking age
Image by Wolfgang Sauber,[2]
License: Creative Commons, CC-SA

Old Norse

1) aur = 'again', 'back' [3]
2) aur-r = 'water', 'moistness', 'faeces' [3]
2) aurr = 'dampness' [1]
3) aur-r = 'gravel', 'sand', 'clay' [3]
3) aurr = (wet) 'sand', 'gravel' [1]

Old High German

1) abur = 'again', 'back' [3]
1) avur = 'again', 'back' [3]
3) ōrah = 'gritty', 'gravelly [3]

Old English

2) éar = 'billow', 'ocean' [3]
3) éar = 'soil' [3]

Related Names

See Aurnir (2)

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BOD see Aurboða (Norse)
GALM see Aurgelmir (Norse)
GRIM see Aurgrímnir (Norse)
KONUNG see Aurkonungr (Norse)
Vandill see Aurvandill (Norse)

First Element Forms

Aur-
Ör- Ǫr-

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  2. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Wolfgang Sauber, source & license
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)