MÓR

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Proto Germanic

*mora- = 'waste ground', 'morass', 'swamp'

Proto-Norse

*mōwa- = 'sandy plain', 'heath', 'plain woodland' [1]

Old Norse

mō-r = 'sandy plain', 'heath', 'plain woodland' [1]
mór = 'moor', 'heath', 'barren moorland' [2]
mør-r = 'moorland' (poetic) [1]

Old High German

mōrra = 'moorland' [1]
muor = 'moor', 'heath', 'barren moorland' [1]

Middle Low German

mōr = 'moor', 'heath', 'barren moorland' [1]

Old Frisian

mōr = 'moor', 'heath', 'barren moorland' [1]

Old English

mōr = 'moor', 'heath', 'barren moorland' [1]

In personal and animal names referring to the hue 'brown' [2] [1]

Related Names

See Mór

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
GISL see Mógils (Norse)
HEID see Móheiðr (Norse)
TUN see Morton (English)

First Element Forms

Mó-
Mor-

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson: An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)