hverr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hweraz, whence also Old English hwer and Old High German wer. Ultimately from the same root as Irish coire (kettle, cauldron), Welsh pair, Sanskrit चरु (carú), Russian чара (čara, bowl).

Noun[edit]

hverr m

  1. cauldron, boiler
  2. hot spring
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  • Icelandic: hver m

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hwarjaz (which, what (of many)), *hwarjazuh (each), cognate with Gothic 𐍈𐌰𐍂𐌾𐌹𐍃 (ƕarjis, which), 𐍈𐌰𐍂𐌾𐌹𐌶𐌿𐌷 (ƕarjizuh, each). The meaning "who", "which", rather comes from Proto-Germanic *hwaz; see *hver.

Pronoun[edit]

hverr (feminine hver, neuter hvert)

  1. who, which (of many)
  2. each, every
    • Hávamál 77.
      Ek veit einn, at aldri deyr: dómr um dauðan hvern.
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References[edit]

  • hverr”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press