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Subject: Dolfinnr
Author: Satu   (Authenticated as _satu_)
Date: March 31, 2005 at 9:29:33 AM
Reply to: Glevum/Gleuum - Roman + Dolfinnr - Norman French by Mark C.
Hi Mark,

I haven't heard of Dolfinnr, but it seems to be a variant form of the Old Norse name Dolgfinnr / Dólgfinnr.

Probably the origin of this name is the name of the creature, but later it had been changed so its meaning became 'dólgr' = enemy + 'finnr' = Finn (originally, the early non-Aryan inhabitants of Norway and Sweden were called that; they are not identical with the modern Sámi people or Finns).

Regards, Satu

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