guþ

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guþ

  1. Romanization of 𐌲𐌿𐌸

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gunþiz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰéntis (killing, blow), from *gʷʰen- (hit, drive). Cognate with Old Saxon gūdea, Old High German gund- (in gundfano (war-flag)), Old Norse guðr, gunnr. The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin defendere and offendere, Proto-Slavic *gъnati- (Old Church Slavonic гънати (gŭnati), Russian гнать (gnatʹ)), Avestan 𐬘𐬀𐬌𐬥𐬙𐬌 (jainti, to kill), Sanskrit हन्ति (hanti, to slay), Lithuanian giñti as well as Old Irish gonaid.

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Noun[edit]

gūþ f

  1. (poetic) battle, combat
    Ic geneþde fela guþa. ― I dared many battles. (Beowulf)

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