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Grimm's Inventions

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  • M. Carver
    Hails Following are some neologisms or inventions of Gothic terminology which Grimm supposed possible or likely in his Teutonic Mythology. Enjoy. Note word for
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      Hails

      Following are some neologisms or inventions of Gothic terminology
      which Grimm supposed possible or likely in his Teutonic Mythology.
      Enjoy. Note word for "boar", while Gothic already has bers, Ma boar
      ibrs, aibrs Ma boar according to Koebler.

      -Mat?aius

      *giugi or giugja giant(ess)
      *wrisa giant
      * ragineriqvis ON. ragnarökr
      _haft in religious sense
      _band in religious sense
      *waitjan accomplish, do (worship)
      *waiti or *waits reverence
      *waitisloth feast, banquet (of worship?)
      *andaikan L. delibor
      *andáikan immolare (sacrifice)
      *láuhs sacred grove
      +freidjan in the sense of "give sanctuary"
      *gudiggs tribunus
      *lauhan > lauhatjan
      *naur?s north
      *Nair?us god ON. Niord
      *Baldrs god ON. Balder
      *baldrs prince
      *Nan?o goddess ON. Nanna
      *Ha?us god ON. Hoder
      *Ogeis god ON. Oegir
      *Laúha or *Luka god ON. Loki
      *Fanareis Fenrir wolf
      *Saurs a goddess, Freya ON. “S?r”.
      *Fraujo ON. Freya
      *Breisigge mani Brising-necklace
      *Gardi / Gardja, gen. Gardijos goddess ON. Gerdr
      *Sibja goddess Sif
      *Nan?o goddess Nothe or ON. Nanna, wife of Baldr
      *Halja, gen. Haljos goddess Hel or Hell
      *hul hole
      *hali?s hero
      *Hazdiggs the Herdings of myth
      *Frauja ON. Freyr
      *Baura ON. Buri (i.e. first-born)
      *Barus ON. Börr
      *izdo, Izdo edda, ON. Edda
      *Airmana Ermino
      *Gauts Geat, Gapt
      *Skaufs, *Skildwa, *Taitwa (possible predecessors of Gauts)
      *Eisarna Isarna
      *Widugauja a mythic dryadic being
      *Waur?s, Wair?andei, Skuld The Fates
      *Walakusjo Valkyrie
      *albs pl. -os or -eis / *albi gen. *albjos elf
      *dwairgs dwarf
      skohsl > sense of “wood-sprite”
      *skogs, gen. skogis forest, wood
      *biutan, baut butum strike, beat
      *itanos = itos < Itans Etins pl. ? or Jutes. (Eater)
      *?aurs pl. *?aursos or *?aursis pl *?aursjos, or *?aursus pl. *?aursjus,
      or *?aursja pl *?aursjans Thurse, Giant (Drinker)
      *trallu troll, giant, being of magic power
      *hrugga rode, pole, virga
      *austroneis Easterners?
      *bais boar
      *gauks cuckoo bird
      *lin?s ? cf. Lint-
      *hiban, *hiba, *haf verbal source of hebhan, hevan, heofan - cog. with
      Lat. capio
      *niuji?s new moon
      *dogr day, day and night
      *sumrus summer
      *teihslo, teihsla appartaus by which the wagon is moved on
      *teihsma ? time cf. teihs-
      *wairal?s or waire al?s world
      *braihvan, *brahv, *brehvum blink, flicker, glance, twinkle
      *Swartus god Surtur
      *stauadags judgment day, doomsday
      *Hleins god(des?) Hlin
      *inwaits knowing singer, poet, soothsayer
      *drupan cf. trudan strike, hit, hit upon, find
      *Wrata ? god(dess) of journeying or passage?
      *Hul?o goddess personalized “Kind Spirit” also, perhaps *Waihts
      *wairawulfs werewolf
      *hidan, *had, *hedum cover or dress with skin
      *Wisanda-wandalareis OHG Wisantgang
      *Eiriggs OHG Irinc
      *lubi “herb” < lubja-leisei
      *mistiltains mistletoe
      *bibauts = ?
      *airknastains arkenstone, precious jewel
      *marigriuts for markrietus
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