MÖRÐ

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Origin and Meaning

Nürnberg Martes flavigula Nürnberg.jpg
Marten
Image by 'Altaileopard',[1]
licensed under Creative Commons
Värmland sheep white ram.jpg
Ram
Image by Martin Stoltze,[2]
License: Creative Commons, CC-SA


New name element

Old Norse

mǫrðr = 'marten' (animal) [3] [4]
mǫrðr = 'ram' (poet., animal) [4]

Old High German

mardo = 'marten' (animal) [4]

Middle High German

mart = 'marten' (animal) [4]
mard = 'marten' (animal) [4]

Middle Low German

mart = 'marten' (animal) [4]
mard = 'marten' (animal) [4]

Old Frisian

mirth = 'marten' (animal) [4]

Old English

mearð = 'marten' (animal) [4]

Related Names

See Mǫrðr

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
NATT see Náttmörður

Last Element Forms

-mörður

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by 'Altaileopard', source & license
  2. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Martin Stoltze, source & license
  3. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)