KONUNG

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element (see also KUNI)

Ancient Germanic

*kuninga- = 'man from a noble kinship/clan/dynasty', a combination of KUNI and -ingr [1]

Old Norse

konungr = 'king' [2]

Old High German

kuning = 'king' [1]
cuning = 'king' [2]

Middle High German

künic = 'king' [1]

Old Saxon

cuning = 'king' [2]

Old Frisian

kening = 'king' [2]

Old English

cyning = 'king' [2]

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
AUR see Aurkonungr
EFNI see Konungsefni
NES see NæskunungR

First Element Forms

Konungs-

Last Element Forms

-konung -konungr -kunungR

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)