5: Fynn Alreksson -New Name (NP)
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The name Finnr and the related form Fiðr are from OW.Norse finnr "Sámi; Lapplander," and by
extension came to mean "magician" as well, since the Finnar were all considered to be powerful magic
workers. The name is very common throughout Scandinavia from very early onwards. Found in Old
Danish as the personal name Fin and as a by-name, Find. Also found in Old Swedish as Fin, and in
OW.Norse as Finnr or Fiðr. Runic examples include the nominative forms finr, fiþr and the accusative
form fin. Anglo-Scandinavian forms include Fin, Finni, Fyn.
Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. Studia Marklandica I. Olney, MD: Markland
Medieval Militia. 1977. p. 9 s.nn. Finnr, Fiðr, Finni; FJ pp. 82, 348 s.nn. Finnr, -finnr; NR s.nn. Finnr/Fiðr,
In Alreksson, the first element Al- or Ól- is derived from Germanic *ala- or *alla- "all, whole", or
it may be derived from Primitive Scandinavian *alu "defense, protection, luck", from *aþal- "noble,
foremost" or even from OW.Norse alfr, "elf". The second element -ríkr also exists as the weakened form
-rekr and derives from the OW.Norse adjective ríkr, which in turn is from Germanic *rikiaR "mighty,
distinguished, rich". When occurring as the second element in a compound name, -ríkR also is
understood as partly derived from the noun *rík(a)z "ruler, sovereign" an early Germanic loan-word
from Celtic rix (compare with Gothic reiks and Latin rex, "king"). The last element, -sson, is a common
name element denoting lineage, as in "son of Alrekr".
Alrekr was found twice in the Landnámabók Íslands by Einar Arnórsson, names of people who
lived in Landnámabók, Iceland from its settlement period into the 11 th century.
Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. Studia Marklandica I. Olney, MD: Markland Medieval
Militia. 1977. p. 7 s.n. Alrekr; FJ pp. 342, 350 s.nn. Al-, -ríkr; CV p. 499 s.v. ríkr; NR s.nn. Al-; NR s.nn.
AlríkR, Al-, RíkR, -ríkR
Catmael, Aryanhwy merch (Sara L. Uckelman). "Viking Names found in Landnámabók" The Academy of
Saint Gabriel . https://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html. (Accessed Feb 13, 2023).
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