HNIG

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Old Norse

hnīga = 'to bow down', 'to give way', 'to give in'; 'to limp', 'to fall'; 'to turn', 'to pace', 'to run' [1]
hníga = 'to bow down' [2]
hnīga = 'to bow down' [3]

Gothic

hnaiws = 'low', 'humble' [2]
hnaiwan = 'to bow down' [3]

Old High German

hnīgan = 'to bow down', 'to give way', 'to give in'; 'to limp', 'to fall'; 'to turn', 'to pace', 'to run' [1]
hnīgan = 'to bow down' [3]

Old Saxon

hnīgan = 'to bow down', 'to give way', 'to give in'; 'to limp', 'to fall'; 'to turn', 'to pace', 'to run' [1]
hnīgan = 'to bow down' [3]

Old Frisian

hnīga = 'to bow down', 'to give way', 'to give in'; 'to limp', 'to fall'; 'to turn', 'to pace', 'to run' [1]
hnīga = 'to bow down' [3]

Old English

hnīgan = 'to bow down', 'to give way', 'to give in'; 'to limp', 'to fall'; 'to turn', 'to pace', 'to run' [1]
hnīgan = 'to bow down' [3]

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
U see ÓhnæigR

Last Element Forms

-hnæigR

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Ferdinand Holthausen: Gotisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1934)