VAK

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Old Norse

vakr = 'watchful', 'alert', 'wakeful' [1]
vakr = 'watchful', 'valiant', 'brave', 'fast' [2]

Old High German

wacchar = 'watchful', 'alert', 'wakeful' [3]

Middle High German

wacker = 'watchful', 'brave', 'fresh' [3]

Old English

wacor = 'watchful', 'alert', 'wakeful' [3]

Related Names

See Vakr

Combination

Name
Element    
Example
AR see Árvakr
ODD see Oddvakr

Last Element Forms

-vakr -vakur
-vök

References

  1. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  2. Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)