BOD

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

See also BOT and BÖÐ - these name elements are often very difficult to tell apart.

The original meaning of the name element was 'lord, ruler' (1). Later, it had been misinterpreted as and mixed up with 'messenger' (2). [1]

Old Norse

2) boð = 'message' [2]
2) boði = 'messenger' [3] [4]

Old High German

1) boto = 'lord', 'ruler' [1]
2) boto = 'messenger' [4]

Old Saxon

1) bôdo = 'lord', 'ruler' [5]
1) bodo = 'lord', 'ruler' [1]
1) biodan = 'to rule' [5]

Old English

2) boda = 'messenger' [4]

Related Names

See Bodo, Buði

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
AUR see Aurboða (Norse)
GEIR see Bodhger (Norse)
SIG see Siegbod (German)

First Element Forms

Bodh-

Last Element Forms

-bod

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)
  3. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Wilhelm Schlaug: Die altsächsischen Personennamen vor dem Jahre 1000 (1962)