algot

18:57 Aug 29, 2001
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
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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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allgothic


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




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Mats Wiman
Sweden
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)


Explanation:
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)




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