VER

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

This name element is closely related to VI, VIG and VERR

Ancient Germanic

*-wīhaʐ = (male) (pagan) 'priest' [1]
*-wīhaʐ = (male) 'fighter' [1]

Proto-Norse

*wihar = 'holy one' [2]
*wīhaR = 'fighter' [3] [4]
*wīha- = 'holy' [5]

Old Norse

vér = 'fighter' [6]
vér = 'fighter' [3]
vér = (pagan) 'priest' [3]

Gothic

weihs = 'holy' [1] [4] [7]
weiha = (pagan) 'priest' [3]
weihan = 'to fight' [1] [4] [7]

Related Names

See *Wīhaz

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ALA see AlvéR
ALH see AlvéR
DYR see DýRvéR
GUD see GuðvéR
HROD see *HróþiwíhaR
HREID see HræiðiR
MOD see *Móð-wíhaR
RAND see Randvér
RANN see Rannver
SOL see *Sǫlvér
SLAG see SlagvéR
ÞJOÐ see ÞiúðvéR
ÞOR see *Þunrawīhaz (Norse)
ÖL see *Aluwīhaz

Last Element Forms

-er
-ir -iR
-ve -ver -vér
-wíhaR -wīhaz
-vir

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2007)
  2. Rikard Hornby: Danske navne - Træk af navngivningens historie (1951)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. Per Vikstrand: Förkristna sakrala personnamn i Skandinavien (Studia anthroponymica Scandinavica 27 (2009), 5–31)
  6. Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Lena Peterson: Lexikon över urnordiska personnamn (2004)