SLAG

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element of uncertain meaning. The connection to the Old Norse word slag and its related words in other Germanic languages below is an unconfirmed guess.

Old Norse

slag = 'blow', 'stroke', 'attack', 'fight' [1] [2] [3][4]
slagr = 'blow', 'stroke' [1] [4]

Gothic

slahs = 'blow', 'stroke' [5] [4]

Old Swedish

slagh = 'blow', 'stroke', 'attack' [3]

Old High German

slag = 'blow', 'stroke' [1] [5] [4]

Old Saxon

slėgi = 'blow', 'stroke' [1] [4]

Old English

slêġe = 'blow', 'stroke' [1]
slėġe = 'blow', 'stroke' [4]

Related Names

See Slagvi

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
FINN see Slagfinnr
VER see SlagvéR
VI see Slagvi

First Element Forms

Slag-

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  2. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Ferdinand Holthausen: Gotisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1934)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)