18:57 Aug 29, 2001
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Swedish term or phrase: algot
this is the middle name of a freind of mine....we want to know it's translation and/or entymylogical meaning
benjamin williams

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na +1allgothic
Mats Wiman
naAlgot -- a combination of alf(elf) and göt (goth)
Nina Engberg



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Old Nordic name
'Al' derives from either 'all' or 'alf'(elf)
'got' stands for Goth(ic) man

Mats Wiman
Local time: 16:29
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1826

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agree  Nina Engberg: Hmm.. I seem to have been working on my answer when you submitted yours...
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Algot -- a combination of alf(elf) and göt (goth)

Algot is an old name that you can find on runes in Sweden. It probably derives from the words alf (elf in English), and göt (goth in English).
(Goth = Gothic man)

Nina Engberg
United States
Local time: 08:29
Native speaker of: Swedish
PRO pts in pair: 124
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