Thor

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See also: thor, Tor, -þor, Þórr, and Þór

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Representing Old Norse Þórr (Swedish Tor); cognate with Old English Þunor.

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Thor

  1. (Norse mythology) A hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, sacred groves and trees, strength, and the protection of mankind.
  2. A male given name from the Germanic languages occasionally borrowed from Scandinavia.

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Thor

  1. (Norse mythology) Thor.
  2. A male given name, shortened from compound names beginning with Thor-/Tor-.

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German[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Old Norse Þórr, from Proto-Germanic *Þunraz. Doublet of Donar

Proper noun[edit]

Thor m (genitive Thors)

  1. (Norse mythology) Thor, a hammer-wielding god in Norse mythology
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Etymology 2[edit]

See at Tor.

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Thor m (genitive Thors or Thores, plural Thore)

  1. Obsolete spelling of Tor which was deprecated in 1902 following the Second Orthographic Conference of 1901.
    • 1837, Matthäus Zeheter, Anleitung zur methodischen Behandlung des Unterrichtes in der deutschen Sprache für deutsche Schulen (Zweite, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Regensburg), p.106 (at books.google):
      „So wie sich ein Mohr nicht weiß waschen läßt, so läßt sich auch mancher Thor nicht klug machen.“
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Further reading[edit]

  • Thor” in Duden online

Norwegian[edit]

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Thor

  1. A male given name, a less common spelling of Tor.

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References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk:7 934 males with the given name Thor (compared to 22 416 named Tor) living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1930s. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.