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What do the abbreviations "nnl.", "altn." and "schw." mean in the context of etymology?

Other abbreviations in the same paragraph were "mhd." (mittelhochdeutsch) and "ags." (angelsächsisch). My guess is that "altn." is Altnordisch and "schw." is Schwäbisch, but I have no idea about "nnl.".

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In an etymological context the abbreviations you found mean:

altn.
altnordisch

altn.
altniederländisch

nnl.
neuniederländisch

schw.
Dafür gibt es unterschiedliche Verwendungen: Im nordischen Kontext "schwedisch", evtl. auch "schweizerisch" oder "schwäbisch".

Note: the abbreviation schw. also means schwach [gebeugt] in dictionaries.

  • Wow, I didn't realise that the word after "Schw." was in Swedish -- my mother tongue. Thanks! – Tim Jun 26 '11 at 15:05
  • @Tim_N I'm not sure about "Schwedisch". Please check if the word sounds "nordic" :-) – splattne Jun 26 '11 at 15:13

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