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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

    Istanbul
    Turkish
    According to what I read here:

    http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/383361_10150480368572951_641126898_n.jpg
    http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/384895_10150480370262951_390617023_n.jpg

    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

    Geneva
    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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