RASK

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*raþsk(w)a- = 'fast', 'agile' [1]

Old Norse

rǫskr = 'mature'; 'vigorous', 'doughty', 'brave' [2]
rǫskr = 'fast', 'bold', 'healthy', 'strong' [3]
rǫsk-r = 'brave', 'good', 'bold' [4]
röskr = 'vigorous', 'doughty', 'brave' [5]
röskr = 'ripe', 'mature'; 'vigorous', 'doughty', 'brave', 'valiant' [6]

Old High German

rasc = 'fast', 'agile' [1]

Middle High German

rasch = 'fast', 'agile' [1]

Related Names

See Rǫskva

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ULF see RaskulfR
VID see Raskviðr

First Element Forms

Rask-

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)
  2. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp: Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog (1999)
  4. Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  5. Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)
  6. Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson: An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)