BY

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Apis mellifera (in flight).jpg
Bee
Image by Hans Hillewaert,[1]
licensed under Creative Commons

Germanic name element

Old Norse

= 'bee' [2]
= 'bee' [3] [4]

Old High German

bīn = 'bee' [2]

Old Saxon

= 'bee' [2]

Old English

bío = 'bee' [2]

Swedish

bi = 'bee' [2]

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
HARD see *Bíharðr (Norse)
HER see *Bíherr (Norse)
ULF see *Býulfr (Norse) and Biowulf (English)

First Element Forms

Beo-
*Bí- Bio-
Bj-
*Bý-

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Hans Hillewaert, source & license
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  3. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)