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Etymology of Yngvi (King of the Turks)

Discussion in 'Etymology, History of languages and Linguistics (EHL)' started by ancalimon, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. ancalimon Senior Member

    According to what I read here:


    and what's written here:
    http://www.vsnrweb-publications.org.uk/Text Series/IslKr.pdf

    It says:

    Is the etymology of this name known? If he was the king of the Turks, I guess his name might be explainable in a Turkic dialect. (if his name is not really foreign as in the case of for example Ottoman sultan Osman whose name is most probably Arabic)
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2012
  2. berndf Moderator

    German (Germany)
    If it really referred to a Turkish ruler than to a Seljuq not to an Ottoman one. I am sceptical you'll be able to solve the puzzle. Ingvi is most certainly a Germanic name. Whether this mythological figure refers to a real Turkish ruler and if so to whom... I wouldn't know how to approach it. We just have this one source.

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