VATN

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Drops Impact.jpg
Water
Image by Marlon Felippe,[1]
licensed under Creative Commons

Old Norse

vatn = 'water', 'waters'; 'river', 'brook'; 'tears' [2]
vatn' = (fresh) 'water' [3]

Gothic

watō (Genitive: watins) = 'water', 'waters'; 'river', 'brook'; 'tears' [2]

Old Swedish

vætur = 'water', 'waters'; 'river', 'brook'; 'tears' [2]

Old High German

waʐʐar = 'water', 'waters'; 'river', 'brook'; 'tears' [2]

Old Saxon

watar = 'water', 'waters'; 'river', 'brook'; 'tears' [2]

Old Frisian

veter = 'water', 'waters'; 'river', 'brook'; 'tears' [2]

Old English

wæter = 'water', 'waters'; 'river', 'brook'; 'tears' [2]

Swedish

vatten = 'water' [4]

Norwegian

vatn = 'water' [3]

Danish

vand = 'water' [5]

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
HER see Vatnarr

First Element Forms

Vatn-

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Marlon Felippe, source & license
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
  4. Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)
  5. Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp: Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog (1999)