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

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

Old Norse

vér = 'fighter' [5]
vér = 'fighter' [2]
vér = (pagan) 'priest' [2]

Gothic

weihs = 'holy' [1] [3]
weiha = (pagan) 'priest' [2]
weihan = 'to fight' [1] [3]

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 *Þunra-wíhaR
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 (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. Per Vikstrand: Förkristna sakrala personnamn i Skandinavien (Studia anthroponymica Scandinavica 27 (2009), 5–31)
  5. Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)