mǫpurr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Same as English maple. Perhaps from a blend of the earlier Proto-Germanic *apulaz (apple) (whence Old Norse mǫsurr), and *masuraz (knob, veiny wood (such as maple)). From the latter one comes Old Norse mǫsurr.

Noun[edit]

mǫpurr m (genitive mǫpurs, plural mǫprar)

  1. maple-tree
    Synonym: hlynr

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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