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Icelandic translation: Seiðvíðir

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23:13 Jan 28, 2003
English to Icelandic translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: enchanted willow
I would like to translate the name of my business(Enchanted Willow) into Old Norse, but Icelandic is close enough. Thanks!
Carrie
Icelandic translation:Seiðvíðir
Explanation:
The Old Norse would be similar, although tradition would call on a slightly different spelling: "Seiðvíðr".

This is a compound word seið+víðir. "Seið" is the wordstem of "seiður" meaning enchantment. "Víðir" means willow. Hence Seiðvíðir.
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Andres Magnusson
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Seiðvíðir


Explanation:
The Old Norse would be similar, although tradition would call on a slightly different spelling: "Seiðvíðr".

This is a compound word seið+víðir. "Seið" is the wordstem of "seiður" meaning enchantment. "Víðir" means willow. Hence Seiðvíðir.

Andres Magnusson
Iceland
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