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See also: naðr
From Old Norse -n- + -aðr. This is the result of a wrong segmentation: when the word stem had a final n, the speakers thought that the n was part of a -naðr suffix. For example, jafn-aðr was re-interpreted as jaf-naðr.
- suffix used to create nouns, particularly from verbs, but also from adjectives
- ^ Ragnvald Iversen, Norrøn grammatikk, sjette rev. utgave 1961; p. 209