svartr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swartaz, whence also Old English sweart, Old High German swarz, Gothic 𐍃𐍅𐌰𐍂𐍄𐍃 (swarts). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *swordo- (dirty, dark, black).

Adjective[edit]

svartr (comparative svartari, superlative svartastr)

  1. black

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

See also[edit]

Colors in Old Norse · litir (layout · text)
     hvítr      grár, hǫss      svartr
             rauðr; rauðgulr              [Term?]; brúnn, jarpr              gulr; [Term?]
             [Term?]              grœnn             
             [Term?]; [Term?]              [Term?]              blár
             víolat; [Term?]              [Term?]; [Term?]              [Term?]

References[edit]

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