HRING

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Old Norse

1) hringr = 'ring' (piece of jewelry) [1]
1) hring-r = 'ring', 'handle', 'circle', 'bay', 'sword' (because of the ring at the knob); 'snake' (poetic); 'ship' [2]
2) Hringr = 'man from Hringaríki (today Ringerike in Buskerud) [1]

Old High German

1) hring = 'ring', 'handle', 'circle', 'bay', 'sword' (because of the ring at the knob); 'snake' (poetic); 'ship' [2]

Old Saxon

1) hring = 'ring', 'handle', 'circle', 'bay', 'sword' (because of the ring at the knob); 'snake' (poetic); 'ship' [2]

Old Frisian

1) hring = 'ring', 'handle', 'circle', 'bay', 'sword' (because of the ring at the knob); 'snake' (poetic); 'ship' [2]

Old English

1) hring = 'ring', 'handle', 'circle', 'bay', 'sword' (because of the ring at the knob); 'snake' (poetic); 'ship' [2]

Related Names

See HringR, Ringo

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BORG see Ringborg
HILD see Ringhild
MAR see Ringmar
STEIN see Ringsten
ULF see Ringulf
VI see Ringvi
VID see Ringvidh
VÖR see Ringvor

First Element Forms

Ring-

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)