VITT

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Canis lupus.jpg
Wolf
Image by Bernard Landgraf,[1]
licensed under Creative Commons

Germanic name element

Old Norse

vitt = 'witchcraft', 'charms' [2]
vitnir = 'wolf' (poet., from its being a charmed, bewitched animal (witches rode on wolves)) [2] [3]
vitnir = 'robber' [3]

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
HROD see Hróðvitnir
MJAD see Mjǫðvitnir
MOD see Móðvitnir

Last Element Forms

-vitnir

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Bernard Landgraf, source & license
  2. 2.0 2.1 Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson: An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)