sveinn

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sveinn, from Proto-Germanic *swainaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sveinn m (genitive singular sveins, nominative plural sveinar)

  1. boy, lad

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *swainaz (relative, young man, servant), from Proto-Indo-European *swé (oneself; separate; apart), properly one's own. Other reflexes of PG *swainaz include Old English swān (modern English swain), Old High German swein.

Noun[edit]

sveinn m

  1. boy, lad
  2. servant, lackey

Declension[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian Bokmål: svein m
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: svein m
  • Swedish: sven c

References[edit]

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