SVAR

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Proto Indo-European

*swer- = 'to speak', 'to talk', 'to say'

Ancient Germanic

*swērjanan = 'to swear', 'to take an oath'

Proto-Norse

*swaruR = 'the one that answers' [1]

Old Norse

svar = 'answer', 'reply' [2]
svar = 'answer', 'reply', 'defence', 'account' [3]
sverja = 'to swear', 'to take an oath'

Gothic

swaren = 'to swear, to take an oath'

Old High German

swerien = 'to swear', 'to take an oath'

Old Saxon

swerian = 'to swear', 'to take an oath'

Old English

swerian' = 'to swear', 'to take an oath'

Old Frisian

swera = 'to swear', 'to take an oath'

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ANT see *AndswaruR (Norse) and Atse (Frisian)
GISS see Gizurr

Last Element Forms

-sar
-suar
-sur -surr
-svar -svarr -swaruR
-zur -zurr

References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)
  3. Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)