REYN

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Rowan tree 20081002b.jpg
Rowan tree
Image by 'Eeno11',[1]
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New name element which is closely related to RAUÐ

Proto-Norse

*rėyðni-r = 'rowan' (tree) (Latin name: 'Sorbus') [2]

Old Norse

rėyni-r = 'rowan' (tree) (Latin name: 'Sorbus') [2]
reynir = 'rowan' (tree) (Latin name: 'Sorbus') [3] [4]

Related Names

See Reynir

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
DIS see Reyndís
HEID see Reynheiður
HER see Reynar
HILD see Reynhildur

First Element Forms

Reyn-

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by 'Eeno11', source & license
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  3. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)