svalr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swalaz (cool), akin to German schwül (sultry), Ancient Greek σέλας (sélas, luminous).

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svalr (comparative svalari, superlative svalastr)

  1. cool, cold
    • Vǫluspá, stanza 3, lines 3–4:
      [] vara sandr né sær
      svalar unnir []
      [] there was no sand nor sea
      nor cool waves []

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