heilagr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hailagaz (holy, sacred), whence also Old English hāliġ, Old Frisian hēlich, Old Saxon hēlag, Old High German heilag, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌹𐌻𐌰𐌲𐍃 (hailags).

Adjective[edit]

heilagr (comparative helgari, superlative helgastr)

  1. holy
  2. inviolable, sacred

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This adjective is usually contracted before a vowel, while the the root vowel becomes short, yielding another set of possible forms. However, uncontracted forms also tend to appear.

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