svanr

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Old Norse[edit]

svanr

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swanaz(swan), whence also Old English swan (English swan), Old Saxon swan (Low German Swaan), West Frisian swan, Dutch zwaan, and Old High German swan (German Schwan), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *swen-(to sound, resound); related to Latin sonare (to sound).

Noun[edit]

svanr m (genitive svans, plural svanir)

  1. swan (Cygnus cygnus)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian (Bokmål): svane f, m
  • Norwegian (Nynorsk): svane f
  • Swedish: svan c

References[edit]

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