Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Possibly from the old Celtic root *snowdo- meaning "mist, haze" [1]. Alternatively it might be related to the Indo-European root *neud- meaning "to acquire, to use" [2]. This is the name of a Celtic god associated with healing, hunting and fishing. He is known from a shrine excavated at Gloucestershire, where the name is only found in the dative forms Nodenti and Nodonti. He probably forms the basis for the legendary figures of Nuada (Irish) and Nudd (Welsh).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesNuada, Nuadha, Nuadu(Irish Mythology) Nuadu(Old Irish) Nudd, Lludd(Welsh Mythology)


Sources & References

  1. Matasović, Ranko. Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Brill, 2009, page 350.
  2. Pokorny, Julius. Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch. Francke, 1959, page 768.
Entry added January 21, 2022