Gandálfr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gandr (magic staff) +‎ alfr (elf), thus meaning "Elf with a Magic Staff".[1]

Proper noun[edit]

Gandálfr m (genitive Gandálfs)

  1. (Norse mythology) name of a dwarf

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chester Nathan Gould, "Dwarf-Names: A Study in Old Icelandic Religion", in Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Vol 44 (1929), issue #4