baugur

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*bʰewgʰ-

From Old Norse baugr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

baugur m ‎(genitive singular baugs, nominative plural baugar)

  1. ring
  2. armlet (of gold or silver) worn on the wrist
  3. (archaic) money
  4. the painted circle on a round shield

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Before minted gold and silver came into use in olden times, such rings (armlets) were used as a medium of payment. Hence baugur means "money".

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