BEN

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Old Norse

ben = '(mortal) wound' [1] [2] [3]
bėn = 'wound' [4]

Gothic

banja = 'wound' [4]

Old Saxon

bėni-wunda = 'wound' [4]

Old English

bėnn = 'wound' [4]

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
GEIR see Bengeirr

First Element Forms

Ben-

References

  1. Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)
  2. Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson: An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)
  3. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)