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Old Norse[edit]


From Proto-Germanic *wangaz (field, meadow, slope). Cognate with Old English wang, wong, Old Saxon wang, Old High German wang, Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌲𐌲𐍃 (waggs).


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


vangr m (genitive vangs, plural vangar)

  1. (poetic, especially in compounds) a garden, field, meadow
    • Helgakviða Hundingsbana I, verse 15, lines 5-6, in 1860, T. Möbius, Edda Sæmundar hins fróða: mit einem Anhang zum Theil bisher ungedruckter Gedichte. Leipzig, page 104:
      Þá var und hjálmum / á Himinvanga, []
      High under helms / on heaven's field, []


Derived terms[edit]


  • Norwegian Bokmål: vang m
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: vang m


  • vangr in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vangr in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • vangr in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.