IGUL

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Erinaceus europaeus (Linnaeus, 1758).jpg
Hedgehog
Image by Michael Gäbler,[1]
licensed under Creative Commons

Germanic name element

Indo-Germanic

*eĝhi- = 'snake' [2]

Old Norse

igull = 'hedgehog' [3]
ígull = 'sea urchin' (older: 'hedgehog') [4]
īgull = 'hedgehog' [2]
ǐgull = 'hedgehog' [2]

Old Danish

ighil = 'hedgehog' [5]

Old Swedish

īghil = 'hedgehog' [3]
īghul = 'hedgehog' [3]

Old Swedish

ighul = 'hedgehog' [5]

Old High German

igil = 'hedgehog' [3]
īgil = 'hedgehog' [3] [2]
ǐgil = 'hedgehog' [3] [2]

Middle High German

igel = 'hedgehog' [2]

Old Saxon

igil = 'hedgehog' [3]

Old English

iġel = 'hedgehog' [3]
īgel = 'hedgehog' [2]
ǐgel = 'hedgehog' [2]

Related Names

See Ígull

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BJÖRN see Ígulbiǫrn
FAR see Ighilfar
FAST see Ígulfastr
FRÍÐ see Ígulfríðr
GEIR see ÍgulgæiRR
KETILL see Julkil
VID see Ilwith

First Element Forms

Ighil- Igil-
Ighul- Igul- Ígul-
Il-
Iól-
Iul-
Jól-
Jul-

Last Element Forms

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Michael Gäbler, source & license
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  4. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Rikard Hornby: Danske navne - Træk af navngivningens historie (1951)