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Helga

Helga

See also: helga

English

Proper noun

Helga

  1. A female given name occasionally borrowed from Scandinavia.

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Translations


Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse Helga

Proper noun

Helga

  1. A female given name.

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Estonian

Proper noun

Helga

  1. A female given name, ultimately from Old Norse Helga.

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Faroese

Etymology

From Old Norse Helga.

Proper noun

Helga f

  1. A female given name

Usage notes

Matronymics

  • son of Helga: Helguson
  • daughter of Helga: Helgudóttir

Declension

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Helga
Accusative Helgu
Dative Helgu
Genitive Helgu

German

Proper noun

Helga

  1. A female given name borrowed from Scandinavia, ultimately from Old Norse Helga.

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Icelandic

Proper noun

Helga

  1. A female given name borrowed from Scandinavia, ultimately from Old Norse Helga.

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Norwegian

Etymology

From Old Norse Helga

Proper noun

Helga

  1. A female given name.

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Old Norse

Alternative forms

  • Hǫlga

Etymology

From the Old Norse adjectives helga, a weak forms of *heiligr (“happy, lucky”).

The alternative form Hǫlga stems from the Old Norse adjective hǫlga, a weak form of *heilugr.

Cognate to the male given names Helgi and Hǫlgi.

Proper noun

Helga f

  1. A female given name.

Descendants

References

  • Eivind Vågslid, Norderlendske fyrenamn, 1988, ISBN 82-991668-0-2
  • Roland Otterbjörk, Svenska förnamn, Stockholm 1964

Portuguese

Proper noun

Helga f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Helga

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse Helga

Proper noun

Helga

  1. A female given name.

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helga

helga

See also: Helga

Icelandic

Verb

helga (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative helgaði, supine helgað)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to consecrate; (to declare, or otherwise make something holy) (confer helgur)
  2. (transitive, governs the accusative) to dedicate
    Hún helgaði honum bók.
    She dedicated a book to him.

Derived terms

  • helga sér (to make something one's own)
  • helga sig (to dedicate oneself to something)
  • tilgangurinn helgar meðalið (the end justifies the mean)
  • helga þing ("to initiate a conference with special rites"; compare Old Norse þinghelgi (holy boundary of a meeting))

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

Noun

helga m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of helg

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

helga f

  1. definite singular of helg

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish hælgha, from Old Norse helga, from Proto-Germanic *hailagōną.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛlˌga/

Verb

helga

  1. to hallow, to keep holy, to worship
    helgat varde ditt namn
    hallowed be thy name (Lord's Prayer)
    Tänk på vilodagen, så att du helgar den.
    Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy. (Ten Commandments)

Conjugation

Related terms

  • helgedom
  • helgelse
  • helgerån
  • helgon
  • helig