|Author:||Satu (guest, 184.108.40.206)|
|Date:||June 27, 2004 at 11:07:24 PM|
|Reply to:||Re: Otgiva by Andy|
Otgiva is a Low German form of the Old German name Ottogeba (other forms: Ottogebe, Ottegeba, Ottegebe).
The element "geba" is the Old German word for 'gift'.
In Low German the letter b very often becomes v/w instead.
In modern High German the b was kept (Gabe, geben), while in other Germanic languages it's v/f instead:
English: gift, give
Swedish: gåva, giva
Danish: gave, give
Low German: Gaav (even Gifft), geven
Hope that helps?
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