haugr

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Old Norse[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *haugaz. Related to hár (high), Danish høj (hill), Northern Sami hög (hill), North English how, from Proto-Germanic *hauhaz.

Noun[edit]

haugr m (genitive haugs, plural haugar)

  1. howe, mound; dung heap, midden
  2. cairn; sacrificial mound

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: haugur
  • Faroese: heyggjur
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: haug
  • Norwegian Bokmål: haug
  • Old Swedish: høgher
  • Danish: høj

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