vinr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Norse ᚹᛁᚾᛁᛉ (winiz), from Proto-Germanic *winiz (friend; loved one), from Proto-Indo-European *wenh₁is, from the root *wenh₁- (to seek, desire, love, win). Compare Old English wine, Old Frisian wine, Old Saxon wini, Old High German wini.

Noun[edit]

vinr m (genitive vinar, plural vinir)

  1. friend

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: vinur
  • Faroese: vinur
  • Norwegian: venn, ven
  • Old Swedish: vin
  • Old Danish: win

References[edit]

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