Alfrún elf rune, elf secret For the prefix Alf- see above.
The suffix -rún is from OW.Norse rún, itself derived from Germanic *rúnó, with an original sense of “secret, hidden knowledge”.
As a second element -rún should be understood as having the meaning, “she who possesses hidden knowledge”.
Found in West Scandinavia as a mythological name, and as the Old English name Ælfrun.
A short form of names in Rún- or -rún is Runa. FJ pp. 8, 342, 350-351; CV pp. 504 s.v.
Rún; NR s.v. Rúna, Rún-, -rún Álmveig elm strength, elm battle, elm holy, elm intoxication The prefix Álm- is probably identical with Old Icelandic álmr, “elm, elm-tree”.
The etymology of the suffix -veig is unclear.
It may derive from OW.Norse veig “strong, powerful,” which comes from Germanic *waizó, or it may instead come from OW.Norse víg “battle” and the OW.Norse adjective vígr “competent in battle, skilled with weapons”.
There is a slight possibility that -veig may instead be derived from OW.Norse vé “holy place” (compare with the Gothic adjective weihs “holy”). Cleasby-Vigfusson suggests a fourth possible derivation, from Old Icelandic veig, “a strong drink, alcoholic beverage” used of beer and the Mead of Poetry.
It is uncertain whether the name Álmveig was ever used of human persons, as it appears in the Hyndluljóð in the Poetic Edda. CV pp. 43, 690 s.v. álmr, veig; NR s.v. -væig Álof, Álöf ancestral inheritance The feminine form of Óláfr. The prefix is from *Anu-, “ancestor.” For the suffix -leif see above.
This name is found in Landnámabók for Álöf Ófeigsdóttir in ch. 21; Álöf, the daughter of Þórsteinn rauðr (“the red”) in ch. 37; Álöf Þorgrímsdóttir in ch. 40; Álöf Ingólfsdóttir in ch. 52; Álöf, the daughter of Ragnar loðbrókkr (“shaggy-breeches”) in ch. 55; Álöf, the daughter of king Haraldr hárfagra (“fair-hair”) in ch. 82; Álöf, the daughter of Böðvarr Víkinga-Kárason of Vörs in ch. 99; and Álöf, the daughter of Þórðr vaggagði (“squat-wiggle”) in ch. 99. GB pp. 8; FJ pp. 6, 342, 350; NR s.v. -læif/-löf, -læifR/-lafR Alvé, Alví protection holy place, protection priestess For the prefix Al- see above. The suffix -ví comes from the Germanic *-wíhó, derived from Germanic *-wíhaz and related to the Gothic adjective weihs “holy” – thus the sense should be “priest”.
A runic example is found in the nominative case as alui. NR s.v.
Alví, Al-, -ví, -vér Alvör fortune defender For the prefix Al- see above. The suffix vör is the feminine form corresponding to the masculine suffix -varr, from *-waró “to be vigilant” (compare to the OW.Norse adjective varr “vigilant”), derived from Germanic *-waraz or *-warjaz “defend, protect” and related to the Old Norse verb verja, “defend”. GB pp. 7; FJ pp. 342, 351-352 Alþrúðr protection strength For the prefix Al- see above. The suffix -þrúðr is from OW.Norse *þrúðr, possibly from Primitive Scandinavian *þrúþió < *þrúþi, "strength, power, force" and also appears in the mythology as the name of the goddess Þrúðr, daughter of the god Thórr and the goddess Sif. Runic examples occur as the nominative form (a)lrþuþr and the accusative alþruþi. CV p. 747 s.v. Þrúðr, Þrúða; NR s.v.
Alþrúðr, Al-, -þrúðr Amma grandmother
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