I've discovered plenty that translations for other names of household members (brother/sister/relative/family/clan/etc.) yet can't find one for just the native "siblings".

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As has actually been pointed out, the would most likely be systkin.

The word for sibling in Swedish and also Norwegian/Danish is syskon/søsken/sysken.

Possibly from swestrigin - sister-kin.

Also maybe from larger indo-european roots choose *swe - me or one's own. For this reason swes-kin would certainly be one's very own kin. Trivia: This is probably likewise the source of the name of the Suedi (Swedes), Suebi (Swadians) and also Schwiizer (Swiss)

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EDIT: feather closer at part etymologies, I'm gonna say the the words sibling and also syskon have precisely the same roots, except they branched off long before Norse pertained to Britain.

Sibling (brother or sister) - Sibb (kinship) - *sebh (proto-germanic: one's very own people, tribe) - *swe (one's own)

Syskon (brother(s) or sister(s)) - Syskin - Swestrigin - *swe (one's own)


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OP · 9y

It appears as since Faroese and Icelandic both agree with you, that may be the winner. Big thanks and upvotes for everyone for gift so helpful. Evaluate all the knowledge.


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Systkin?


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Someone provided a reasoning for this choice, but you were the an initial one to introduce it. WINNER!


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I deserve to verify that words you're in search of is systkin. Follow to E.V. Gordon: systkin, n. Pl. Brother and also sister. Zoega provides the entry: systkin, n. Pl. Brother(s) and sister(s).


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Is that from "An introduction to Old Norse" or another of his texts?


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That's interesting since "sibling" is an Old English (OE) word, and many OE words have a straight equivalent in Old Norse because of being borrowed/derived from that language. Can any type of Danish or Norwegian speakers chime in v their modern-day words because that sibling? Might melted some light on this.


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"Syskon" is the sweden word for it.


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Søsken - Bokmål Norwegian, Sysken - Nynorsk Norwegian


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There's 'sibbe' because that 'relative' in Frisian.


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That's why i was curious, because like I said in mine original write-up I've found the etymology of nearly every other familial term as well as a direct ancestor of Sibling.


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In Icelandic the word is systkin, many systkini.


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I don't think one exists. If the word has not to be necessary during that time, it's most likely it was never created. Ns think your ideal bet is something favor 'brothers & sisters'.


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Hlægil Straumr

Considering the the very same word for sibling exist in every Norse languages, i seriously doubt that.


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I establish the possibility of it being an Old English word of origin all top top its own, but it simply seems more likely to be a loan word indigenous somewhere.


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It's "gracias" not "gracious".

Don't hijack posts. Gain out.

Norwegian is not the very same as Old Norse.

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