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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

See also VÍÐ and VID

Proto-Norse

*wed-i-z = 'engage' [1]

Gothic

(ga-)wadjōn = 'engage' [1]

Old Norse

veðja = 'to stake in a wager', 'to lay a wager with one' [2] [1]

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ALA see Alawīdaz

Last Element Forms

-wīdaz
-widuz

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lena Peterson: Lexikon över urnordiska personnamn (2004)
  2. Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)