LIF

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Usually, names associated with this name element belong to HLIF instead. But there are exceptions. [1] [2]

Proto-Norse

*-līƀaR = 'life' [3]

Old Norse

líf = 'life' [4] [3] [2]
līf = 'life', 'lifetime', 'body', 'person' [5]

Old High German

līb = 'life', 'lifetime', 'body', 'person' [5]

Old Saxon

līf = 'life', 'lifetime', 'body', 'person' [5]

Old Frisian

līf = 'life', 'lifetime', 'body', 'person' [5]

Old English

līf = 'life', 'lifetime', 'body', 'person' [5]

Related Names

See Líf

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
AI see *Aiwa-līƀaR
DIS see Lífdís
EIN see *Aina-līƀaR
ÞRAS see Lífþrasir

First Element Forms

Líf-
Liv-

Last Element Forms

-lf -lfferr lfwer-
-līƀaR
-lif -líf -lífr -lífR -lifuer -lífur lifver
-liv -lívur
-lver

References

  1. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  4. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)