straumr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *straumaz, from Proto-Indo-European *srowmos, from *srew- ‎(to flow). Compare Old English strēam (English stream), Old Frisian strām (West Frisian stream), Old Saxon strōm (Low German Stroom), Dutch stroom, Old High German stroum, strōm (German Strom ‎(a stream, a current)).

Noun[edit]

straumr m

  1. a stream, a current, a race, a river
  2. (nautical, of the sea) the tide

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References[edit]

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