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Names of Amals

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  • Bertil Haggman
    This is great. It really gets the list back to what it was created for: the Gothic language. Gothically Bertil
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 7, 2002
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      This is great. It really gets the list back to
      what it was created for: the Gothic language.

      Gothically

      Bertil

      > I've forgotten which message contained the attempts at
      > translating the latinized gothic names in the amalic genealogy,
      > if there ever was one. The yahoogroups archive search did not
      > avail much. I'd be interested in seeing your conclusions in this matter.
      >
      > I include my own guesses & translation:
      >
      > Gapt = ? Gaut
      > Hulmul = Hulmuls "Holm-like", Hulmalhs "Holm-temple", Hilmuls "Helmet"
      > Amal = Amals "Brave"
      > Isarnis = Eisarneins "Made of Iron"
      > Ostrogotha = Austraguta "Shining-Goth"
      > Fastida = Gpc. Fastitha ?"Firmness, Protection"
      > Hunuil = Huniwiljis or Huniwilja "Hun-desire" (though Go. 'huns'
      > "[young] bear")
      > Athal = Athals "Noble of Lineage"
      > Achiulf, = Agiwulfs "Sword-Wolf" or "Terror-Wolf", Ahawulfs
      > "Mindful-Wolf", Agilawulfs "Boar-Wolf"
      > Oduulf = Audawulfs "Fortune-Wolf"
      > Ermanaric = Airmanar[e]iks "Great Ruler"
      > Ediulf = Aidawulfs "Fire-Wolf", Ai?awulfs "Oath-Wolf", Hai?iwulfs
      > "Heath-Wolf"
      > Ansila = Ansula "Little-God" (or -Demon or -Spirit), Ansila
      > "Little-Plank"
      > Vultuulf = Wulthuwulfs "Glory-Wolf"
      > Sunhild = Sunihilds, -hildis "Truth-battle, Sonahilds "Atoning-Battle"
      > Swanahilds "Swan-Battle"
      > Valaravans = Walahrafns "War-Raven" or "Raven of the Slain", Walabrands
      > "Battle-Sword" or "-Fire"
      > Vidimer = Weidamers "Wide-Famous" (or -merei "-Fame")
      > Vinitharius = Winithharja? "Wend-Warrior"
      > Vandalarius = Wandalharja? "Vandal-Warrior"
      > Boz
      > Balamber
      > Thorismund = Thaurismunds "Giant-Ward"
      > Videricus = Weidar[e]iks "Wide-Ruler"
      > Valdamerca = Waldamarka "Rule-Sign" or "Rule-March"
      > Valamir = Walamers "War-Famed"
      > Thiudimir = Thiudamers "Folk-Famed"
      > Theoderic = Thiudar[e]iks "Folk-Ruler"
      > Odoacer = Audawakrs "Fortune-Watchful" or "Fortune-Brave"
      > Amalafrida = Amalafrith[?w]a (fem.) Brave-Peace (prob. understood as
      > Amal-Reconciliation)
      > Amalaberga = Amalabairga "Brave-Shelter" or "Amal-Preservation"
      > Audoin = Audawins "Fortune-Friend"
      > Alboin = Albawins "Elf-Friend"
      > Amalasuintha = Amalaswintha (fem.) "Brave-strong" or "Amal-strong"
      > Athalaric = Athalar[e]iks "Noble Ruler"
      > Thiudimund = Thiudamunds "Folk-Ward"
      > Theodgotha = Thiudaguta "Folk-Goth"
      > Amalaric = Amalar[e]iks "Brave-Ruler" or "Amal-Ruler"
      > Aidoingus = ? Aidawiggs "Fire-?", Haidu-Iggws ? "Ing of Custom" ?
      > Ai?a-Iggws "Ing of Oath"
      > Tuluin, = Tulguwins "Firm-Friend"
      > Theodehad = Thiudahathus "Folk-Struggle"
      > Thiudegisklos = ? Thiudageisls "Folk-Hostage" or "Folk-?Spear"
      > Thiudinanda = Thiudanantha (fem.) "Folk-strong"
      > Gesimund = Gaisamunds or Geisamunds "Spear-Ward"
      > Giso = ? Geiso- "Spear-"
      > Gunthigis = Guntheigs "Warlike", Gunthigeis "War-Spear"
      > Hunimund = Hunimunds "Hun-Ward" or "Bear-Protection"
      > Andela = Anthila "Little-Ghost" or "Little-End", Handila "Little-Hand"
      > Andagis = Anthageis "End-Spear" (= ? "Spear-point"), Handugei "Wise One"
      >
      > Eutharic = Iuthareiks "Descendent-Ruler", Audareiks "Fortune-Ruler"
      > Beremund = Baira- or Beramunds "Bear-Ward"
      > Sidimund = Sidumunds "Custom-Ward"
      > Sigeric = Sigu- or Sigisreiks "Victory-Ruler"
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