VÍÐ

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element, see also VID

Ancient Germanic

*wîda- = 'apart', 'away' [1]

Proto-Norse

*wīda- = 'wide' [2]

Old Norse

víðr = 'wide', 'large', 'extensive' [3] [4] [5]
vīðr = 'wide', 'spacious', 'thick' [6]
vîðr = 'wide' [1] [7]

Old Swedish

viþer = 'wide', 'far' [5]

Old High German

wit = 'wide', 'big' [8]
wīt = 'wide', 'spacious', 'thick' [6]
wīt = 'wide', 'far' [9]
wît = 'wide' [1]

Middle High German

wīt = 'wide', 'far' [9]

Old Saxon

wīd = 'wide', 'spacious', 'thick' [6]
wîd = 'wide' [1]

Old Frisian

wîd = 'wide' [1]

Anglo-Saxon

wíd = 'wide' [4]
wîd = 'wide' [1]

Old English

wīd = 'wide', 'spacious', 'thick' [6]

Related Names

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ALA see Alawīdaz
BJÖRN see Vidbjørn
FAR see Víðfari
HEIL see Heiluid (German)
HER see Víðarr
HUG see Víðhugsi
ING see Ingvid
RUN see Vidrun

See also Víðbláinn, Víðkunnr

First Element Forms

Vi- Wi- Vid- Við- Víð-

Last Element Forms

-oise
-uid
-vid
-wīdaz
-widis
-widuz

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp: Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog (1999)
  2. Lena Peterson: Lexikon över urnordiska personnamn (2004)
  3. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Walter W. Skeat: The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (1993)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  7. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  8. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)