GISS

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*gitisōn = 'to guess' [1]

Old Norse

geta = 'guess', 'conjecture' [2] [3] [1]
geta = 'to guess', 'get' [3] [1]

Old Danish

gitse = 'to guess'
getze = 'to guess'

Swedish

gissa = 'to guess' [1]

Middle Low German

gissen = 'to guess' [1]

Old English

gessen = 'to estimate', 'appraise'

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
SVAR see Gizurr
UNN see Gissunn

First Element Forms

Giss- Giz-

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  2. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)