tungl

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tungl (moon), from Proto-Germanic *tunglą.

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Noun[edit]

tungl n (genitive singular tungls, nominative plural tungl)

  1. a moon
  2. a satellite

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *tunglą, cognate with Old High German zungal (see there) and Old English tungol. Further etymology unknown; Pokorny reconstructs a PIE root *dengh- "to shine" just from this Germanic word and a Baltic word for "to seem, to appear" (Lithuanian diñga).

Noun[edit]

tungl n

  1. moon

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References[edit]

  • Richard Cleasby and Gudbrand Vigfusson, An Icelandic-English Dictionary, 1874, s.v. "tungl".