þveit

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *þwaitą, ultimately derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *tweys- (to shake, agitate; to hurl, toss). Compare Old Norse þveita (to hurl). Related to English whittle, thwite and thwaite.

Noun[edit]

þveit n (genitive þveits, plural þveit)

  1. a clearing

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: tved
  • English: thwaite
  • Norwegian: tveit
  • Old Norman: thuit

References[edit]

  • whittle” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.