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einhar
Wednesday 03rd of August 2005 01:34:08 AM
Relation: The words KóNGur - KiNG are obiously related at least from my point of view and they mean the same.
Does anyone see related word in icelandic to the english word QUEEN?


schneelocke
Wednesday 03rd of August 2005 06:52:12 PM
The Icelandic word for "queen" is "drottning", right? That word's derived from Proto-Germanic "*druhtinaz", which in turn comes from "druhti-", which means "war band" (compare Old Saxon "drohtin", Old English "dryhten").

"queen", on the other hand, goes back to Anglo-Saxon "quean" (woman) and Old English "cwēn", so it seems like the words aren't related.

Of course, there may be other words in Icelandic that *are* related to "queen", but I don't speak Icelandic (sadly enough) and don't know any. ^_^


einhar
Thursday 04th of August 2005 02:37:19 AM
Originally posted by schneelocke


The Icelandic word for "queen" is "drottning", right? That word's derived from Proto-Germanic "*druhtinaz", which in turn comes from "druhti-", which means "war band" (compare Old Saxon "drohtin", Old English "dryhten").

"queen", on the other hand, goes back to Anglo-Saxon "quean" (woman) and Old English "cwēn", so it seems like the words aren't related.

Of course, there may be other words in Icelandic that *are* related to "queen", but I don't speak Icelandic (sadly enough) and don't know any. ^_^This is very interesting 'quean = cwēn' and in icelandic. Woman is 'kona' or 'KVEN'. There it is!
The initial meaning og queen is woman.

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