The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Mad Headsman Feb 17, 2014 @ 9:25am
Origin of Ysmir's name
Hey guys!
I just found out that "Ysmir" may come from old slavic segment-names.
"Ys" - pronounced alike "Iz", means (in slavic names) "from"
"mir" - means "peace"
So name Izmir (altered to Ysmir) would mean "the one, who comes from peace". Like he was made by peace.

What u think? :DD
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Jón Feb 17, 2014 @ 9:39am 
How utterly fascinating!
Gorsondor Feb 17, 2014 @ 9:44am 
Ysmir, Dragon of The North

The One, who comes from Peace, Dragon of The North

I think THIS is what the Greybeards really meant then, the Dragonborn comes from Peace

Last edited by Gorsondor; Feb 17, 2014 @ 9:45am
Mad Headsman Feb 17, 2014 @ 9:53am 
Im not saying its logical for the lore. The guys who create games often use names (or even single words) from other languages. And THIS one fits perfectly. :D
Sturmgewehr_44 Feb 17, 2014 @ 10:24am 
The -Ys/Yng prefix is usually found in Old English and North Frisian (In some cases Old West Norse, not sure about Old East Norse, although I suspect middle Icelandic as well, being a West Scandinavian language (Sub-group of North Germanic language dialect)) which could be a possible influence. You are definitely right about the -mir however, which is found in all Slavic languages.
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