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Subject: Re: "Svanhildr"
Author: Miranda   (Authenticated as Randee15)
Date: March 24, 2005 at 3:13:58 PM
Reply to: "Svanhildr" (Old Norse) and "Rotterdam" by "Bagpus"
Svanhildr's probably a form of the Germanic Swanhilda. The element swan has an unknown meaning, but hild means "battle".

Other forms in the database are the Norwegian Svanhild, the Icelandic Svanhildur, the German Swanhild and Swanhilde, and the generic variant Schwanhild.


Miranda
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