NER

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*nes- = 'to be saved', 'to recover', 'to convalesce' [1]

Proto-Norse

*NaRja- = 'to rescue', 'to save' [2]

Old Norse

næra = 'to feed' [1]

Gothic

nasjan = 'to rescue', 'to save' [2] [3]

Old High German

genesan = 'to be saved', 'to recover', 'to convalesce' [1]
nėren = 'to rescue', 'to save', 'to heal', 'to feed' [3]
nerian = 'to rescue', 'to save' [1] [2]

Old Frisian

nėra = 'to rescue', 'to save', 'to heal', 'to feed' [3]

Old Saxon

nėrian = 'to rescue', 'to save', 'to heal', 'to feed' [3]

Old English

nėrian = 'to rescue', 'to save', 'to heal', 'to feed' [3]

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
EID see Nereiðr
HEID see Nereiðr

First Element Forms

Ner- Nær-

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2007)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Ferdinand Holthausen: Gotisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1934)