þorn

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See also: thorn and Thorn

Icelandic[edit]

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þorn n (genitive singular þorns, nominative plural þorn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Þ/þ.

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Old English[edit]

Old English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ang

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *þurnuz (thorn, sloe), from Proto-Indo-European *tr̥nós, from *(s)ter-. Germanic cognates include Old Saxon thorn (Low German Dorn, Doorn), Dutch doorn, Old High German thorn (German Dorn), Old Norse þorn (Swedish törne), Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌽𐌿𐍃 (þaurnus). The Indo-European root is also the source of Old Church Slavonic трънъ (trŭnŭ) (Russian тёрн (tjorn, sloe, blackthorn), Slovak tŕň), Sanskrit तृण (tṛṇa, grass).

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Noun[edit]

þorn m

  1. thorn; thorny bush
  2. The runic character (/θ/ or /ð/).
  3. The letter Þ, þ (/θ/ or /ð/).

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *þurnuz, whence also Old English þorn. From Proto-Indo-European *tr̥nós from *(s)ter- (stiff).

Noun[edit]

þorn m (genitive þorns, plural þornar)

  1. (botany) thorn (= þyrnir m)
  2. spike, esp. the tongue of a buckle, pin of a brooch
    þornar ok þistlar
    thorns and thistles
  3. The letter Þ, þ

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  • Icelandic: þorn
  • Faroese: torn f (on a plant); torn n (the letter of the alphabet)
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: torn
  • Norwegian Bokmål: torn
  • Swedish: torn c
  • Danish: torn c

References[edit]

  • þorn in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.