Donner

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First attested in the 1823 poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas”. Named from Dutch donder (thunder), and perhaps influenced by the German form Donner.

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Donner

  1. The seventh reindeer of Santa Claus.

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From Old High German donar (akin to Old Saxon thunar and Icelandic þruma), from Proto-Germanic *þunraz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tenh₂-. Compare Dutch donder, English thunder.

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Donner m (genitive Donners, plural Donner)

  1. thunder

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