LEIK

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Old Norse

leikr = 'game', 'play', 'sport', 'fight' [1]
leikr = 'game', 'play' [2] [3]
leikr = 'battle', 'fight', 'fighter' [4]
leikr = 'game', 'war game' [5]
lėikr = 'game', 'joke', 'amusement', 'exercise', 'sport', 'dance', 'quarrel', 'magic', 'music' [6]

Gothic

laik-s = 'game', 'joke', 'amusement', 'exercise', 'sport', 'dance', 'quarrel', 'magic', 'music' [6]
laiks = 'dance' [2]
laiks = (fighting) 'game' [7] [8]

Old Swedish

leker = 'game', 'play' [3]

Old High German

lėih = 'game', 'joke', 'amusement', 'exercise', 'sport', 'dance', 'quarrel', 'magic', 'music' [6]
leih = 'game', 'melody', 'song' [2]
leich = (fighting) 'game' [7]

Old Saxon

lêk = (fighting) 'game' [7]

Anglo-Saxon

lēk = 'game', 'joke', 'amusement', 'exercise', 'sport', 'dance', 'quarrel', 'magic', 'music' [6]

Old English

lāc = 'game', 'joke', 'amusement', 'exercise', 'sport', 'dance', 'quarrel', 'magic', 'music' [6]
lāc = 'game', 'fight' [2]

Related Names

See Leikr

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ALF see AlflakR
ARN see Arnleik
AS see ÁslæikR
AUD see ØylakR
EY see ØylakR
FRID see Læikfrøðr
GEIR see GæiRlakR (Norse) and Gerlach (German)
GUD see Guðleikr
GUNN see Gunnleikr
HAD see Háleikr
HER see Herleikr and Læiknarr
HUG see *Hugilaikaz
IS see Ísleikr
see Iolik
MARR see Marleik
NY see Leikný
ODD see Oddleik
SIG see Sigleik
STEIN see Leksten
STYR see StyrlakR
VARD see Leikvard
VI see Veleik
VIN see Leikvin
VIG see VíglæikR
ÞOR see ÞórlæikR

See also Skærlak

First Element Forms

Leik- Læik-

Last Element Forms

-la -lac -lach -lacius -lacus
-lag
-laicus
-laih
-laikaz
-lak -lakr -lakR -lákr -lakur -lákur
-lat
-leig -leik -leikr -leikur
-lek
-lik
-lo
-læikR

References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)
  4. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  8. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Das große Vornamenlexikon (2007)