sveinn

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sveinn.

Noun[edit]

sveinn m

  1. boy, lad

Derived terms[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *swaina-, *swainaz (relative, young man, servant), from Proto-Indo-European *se- (aside, separated, apart), whence also Old English swān (modern English swain), Old High German swein.

Noun[edit]

sveinn m

  1. boy, lad
  2. servant, lackey

Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian (bokmål): svein m
  • Norwegian (nynorsk): svein m
  • Swedish: sven c