SKARP

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*[s]ker- = 'to cut' [1]

Old Norse

skarpr = 'barren', 'skinny', 'sharp' [2]
skarpr = 'shrunken', 'barren', 'stiff'; 'meager', 'sharp', 'hard', 'strong' [3] [4]

Old Saxon

scarp = 'shrunken', 'barren', 'stiff'; 'meager', 'sharp', 'hard', 'strong' [3]

Old Frisian

skerp = 'shrunken', 'barren', 'stiff'; 'meager', 'sharp', 'hard', 'strong' [3]

Old English

sćearp = 'shrunken', 'barren', 'stiff'; 'meager', 'sharp', 'hard', 'strong' [3]

Old High German

scarf = 'shrunken', 'barren', 'stiff'; 'meager', 'sharp', 'hard', 'strong' [3]
scarf = 'sharp', 'cutting' [1]
scarpf = 'shrunken', 'barren', 'stiff'; 'meager', 'sharp', 'hard', 'strong' [3]
scarph = 'sharp', 'cutting' [1]

Related Names

See Skarpi

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
HEÐIN see Skarpheðinn
HEID see Skarpheiður

First Element Forms

Skarp-

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)
  2. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  4. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)