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Old Norse[edit]


Probably related to either Old Norse ‎(near) or nár ‎(corpse), thus meaning either "Nigh One" or "Corpselike One".[1]

Proper noun[edit]

Náinn m (genitive Náins)

  1. (Norse mythology) name of a dwarf


  1. ^ Chester Nathan Gould, "Dwarf-Names: A Study in Old Icelandic Religion", in Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Vol 44 (1929), issue #4