SNÆ

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

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Snow


Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*snaiwa- = 'snow' [1]

Proto-Norse

*snaiwaR = 'snow' [2]

Old Norse

snær = 'snow' [3] [2]
snjǣr = 'snow' [1]
snjár = 'snow' [3] [2]
snjâr = 'snow' [1]
snjór = 'snow' [3] [2]
snjôr = 'snow' [1]

Gothic

snaiws = 'snow' [1]

Old Swedish

snio = 'snow' [1] [4]

Old Danish

snio = 'snow' [1]
sniø = 'snow' [1]
snø = 'snow' [1]

Old Saxon

snêo = 'snow' [1]

Old High German

snêo = 'snow' [1]

Swedish

snö = 'snow'

Danish

sne = 'snow'

Norwegian

snø = 'snow'

Related Names

See Snær

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BJÖRN see Snøybiǫrn
BJÖRT see Snæbjört
BLOM see Snöblomma
BORG see Snæborg
BRA see Snæbrá
DIS see Snædís
FRÍÐ see Snæfríðr
HOLM see Snæhólm
HVIT see Snövit
-ingr-ending see Snæringur
LAUG see Sniólaug
ROS see Snærós
RUN see Snærún
SOL see Snæsól
ULF see Snæúlfr
VAR see Snævarr
ÞOR see Snæþór

First Element Forms

Sne-
Snio- Snió-
Snjá-
Snjó-
Snæ-
Snö- Snø-

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp: Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog (1999)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)