ungr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *jungaz, whence also Old Saxon jung, Old English ġeong, Old High German junc, Gothic 𐌾𐌿𐌲𐌲𐍃 (juggs). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yuh₁n̥ḱós.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈũŋɡr/

Adjective[edit]

ungr (comparative yngri, superlative yngstr)

  1. young

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: ungur
  • Faroese: ungur
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: ung; (dialectal) ong
  • Elfdalian: ungg
  • Westrobothnian: óng
  • Old Swedish: unger
  • Old Danish: ungær, ung
    • Danish: ung
      • Norwegian Bokmål: ung
  • Gutnish: unggar
  • Scanian: onger

References[edit]

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