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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*naudhi- = 'hardship', 'distress' (in a fight) [1]
*naudiz = 'violence', 'force'
*nauthiz = 'violence', 'force'

Old Norse

nauð(-r) = 'hardship', 'necessity', 'bondage', 'distress' [2]

Gothic

nauths = 'compulsion' [3]
nauþ-s = 'hardship', 'necessity', 'bondage', 'distress' [2]

Old High German

nōt = 'hardship', 'necessity', 'bondage', 'distress' [2]
nôt = 'hardship', 'distress' (in a fight) [1]

Old Saxon

nōd = 'hardship', 'necessity', 'bondage', 'distress' [2]
nôd = 'hardship', 'distress' (in a fight) [1]

Anglo-Saxon

néd = 'compulsion' [3]
niéd = 'compulsion' [3]
nýd = 'compulsion' [3]

Old English

néad = 'hardship', 'necessity', 'bondage', 'distress' [2]
níed = 'hardship', 'necessity', 'bondage', 'distress' [2]

Middle English

need = 'compulsion' [3]

Old Frisian

nēd = 'hardship', 'necessity', 'bondage', 'distress' [2]

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
GEIR see Gernot (German)

Last Element Forms

-not

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Walter W. Skeat: The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (1993)