-ína

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -īna and its derived forms in other European languages, such as Danish -ine, present in many borrowed names and subsequently used independently to form new Icelandic names.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ína

  1. Forms female given names, usually from male given names, e.g. Gíslína from Gísli, Sæmundína from Sæmundur, but sometimes from other names, e.g. Mýrdalína from Mýrdalur, a place name.
  2. (humorous) Forms nouns descriptive of women, e.g. óléttína (pregnant woman) from óléttur (pregnant).

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