GRAN

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Name Element

Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Old Norse

grani = 'horse' (poet.) [1] [2]
grǫn = 'the hair on the upper lip', 'moustache'; 'lip'; 'pine-tree' [3] [2]

Gothic

granu = 'moustache' [2]

Old High German

grana = 'hair of the beard', 'whisker' [2]
grans = 'beak' [2]

Middle Low German

gran = 'hair of the beard', 'whisker' [2]

Old English

granōs = 'hair', 'beard' [2]

Swedish

gran = 'pine-tree' [2]

Related Names

See Grani

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
KETILL see Grankell
MAR see Granmarr

First Element Forms

Gran-

References

  1. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  3. Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)