ORM

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Origin and Meaning

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Snake
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Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*vŗmo- = 'snake', 'serpent' [2]
*vŗmi- = 'snake', 'serpent' [2]

Proto-Norse

*wurmaR = 'snake', 'serpent' [3]

Old Norse

ormr = 'snake', 'serpent' [4] [3] [5] [6] [2]
ormr = 'snake', 'serpent', 'dragon' [7]
ormr = 'worm', 'snake' [8]

Gothic

waúrm-s = 'snake', 'serpent', 'dragon' [7]
waúrms = 'snake', 'serpent' [9] [2]
waurms = 'worm', 'snake' [8]

Old Swedish

ormber = 'snake', 'serpent' [6]

Old Saxon

wurm = 'snake', 'serpent, 'dragon' [7]
wurm = 'snake', 'serpent' [2]

Old High German

wurm = 'snake', 'serpent', 'dragon' [7]
wurm = 'crawler', 'snake', 'serpent', 'insect' [9]
wurm = 'snake', 'serpent' [2]

Middle High German

wurm = 'crawler', 'snake', 'serpent', 'insect' [9]

Old Frisian

wirm = 'snake', 'serpent', 'dragon' [7]

Anglo-Saxon

wyrm = 'snake', 'serpent' [9] [2]
wyrm = 'worm', 'snake' [8]

Old English

wyrm = 'snake', 'serpent', 'dragon' [7]

Related names

See Ormr

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
FRÍÐ see Ormfríðr
GEIR see OrmgæiRR
GUD see *Goð-ormR
HALL see Hallormr
HEID see Ormheiður
HER see Ormarr
HILD see Ormhildr
KETILL see Ketilormr and Ormkell
LAUG see Ormlög
LINN see Lindorm
LYNG see LingormR
ODD see Uddorm
RAD see Ráðormr
STEIN see Ormsteinn
ULF see OrmulfR
ÞOR see Þórormr

First Element Forms

Orm-

Last Element Forms

-ar
-er
-or
-orm -ormr -ormR -órmR -ormur

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by unknown, source & license
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp: Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog (1999)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  4. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  5. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Walter W. Skeat: The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (1993)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)