BEIN

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Old Norse

bein = 'bone', 'leg' [1]
bėin = 'bone', 'leg', 'thigh' [2]
beini = 'help', 'benefit' [3] [4]
bėini = 'help', 'hospitable entertainment', 'kind treatment', 'hospitality' [2]
beinir = 'help', 'benefit' [3] [4]
bėinn = 'straight', 'helpful' [2]

Old High German

bein = 'bone', 'leg' [5]
bėin = 'bone', 'leg', 'thigh' [2]

Old Saxon

bēn = 'bone', 'leg', 'thigh' [2]

Old Frisian

bēn = 'bone', 'leg', 'thigh' [2]

Old English

bān = 'bone', 'leg', 'thigh' [2]

Related Names

See Beinir

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
HARD see Harðbeinn
see Kábeinn
KOL see Kolbeinn
U see Úbeinn
VID see Beinviðr
ÞOR see Þorbeinir

First Element Forms

Bein- Ben- Bæin-

Last Element Forms

-banus
-bein -beinn -beint
-ben
-bæin -bæinn

References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  5. Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)