DYR

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Proto-Norse

1) *diūR = 'deer, wild animal' [1]

Old Norse

1) dýr = 'deer', 'wild animal' [1]
1) dýr = 'wild animal' (esp. 'elk', 'deer', 'reindeer)' [2]
1) dȳr = 'deer', 'wild animal' [3]
2) dýrr = 'dear', 'precious' [1] [4] [2] [5]
2) dȳrr = 'dear', 'precious' [3]

Gothic

1) dius = 'deer', 'wild animal' [3]

Old Frisian

1) diār = 'deer', 'wild animal' [3]
2) diūre = 'dear', 'precious' [3]

Old Saxon

1) dior = 'deer', 'wild animal' [3]
2) diuri = 'dear', 'precious' [3]

Old High German

1) tior = 'deer', 'wild animal' [3]
2) tiuri = 'dear', 'precious' [3]

Old English

1) déor = 'deer', 'wild animal' [3]
2) díore = 'dear', 'precious' [3]
2) díere = 'dear', 'precious' [3]

Related Names

See DiúRi, Darling (2)

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BJÖRN see Dýrbiǫrn
BORG see Dýrborg
FINN see Dýrfinna
GEIR see DiúrgæiRR
HILD see Dýrhildr
LAUG see Dýrlaug
LEIF see Dýrleif
MUND see Dýrmundur
UNN see Dýrunn
VER see DýRvéR

First Element Forms

DiúR- Dyr- Dýr- DýR-

Last Element Forms

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  4. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)