SILVER

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Origin and Meaning

Birka Smycken.jpg
Silver Ornaments
found in Sweden
dated to 10th centrury

Image by Riksantikvariatsämbetet,[1]
licensed as Public Domain

New name element

Old Norse

silfr = 'silver' [2] [3]

Gothic

silubr = 'silver' [2] [3]

Old Frisian

selover = 'silver' [2] [3]
silver = 'silver' [2]

Old Saxon

siluƀar = 'silver' [2] [3]

Old High German

silobar = 'silver' [2]
silabar = 'silver' [3]
silbar = 'silver' [3]

Middle Low German

silver = 'silver' [3]
sulver = 'silver' [3]

Anglo-Saxon

seolfor = 'silver' [3]

Old English

siolufr = 'silver' [2]
siolfor = 'silver' [2]

Old Danish

sølver = 'silver' [3]

Old Swedish

silfver = 'silver' [3]

Icelandic

silfur = 'silver' [4]

Swedish

silver = 'silver' [5]

Danish

sølv = 'silver' [3]

High German

Silber = 'silver' [3]

Related Names

See Silver, Sølga

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
LIN see Sylvelin
LÍN see Silvurlín
see Silvurlý
RUN see Silfrún

First Element Forms

Silf-
Silve- Silver- Silvur-
Sylve-

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Riksantikvariatsämbetet, source & license
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp: Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog (1999)
  4. Sven B. F. Jansson: Norstedts isländsk-svenska ordbok (1994)
  5. Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)