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ORIGIN AND HISTORY
Trig is probably closely related to the Norse word-root trygg which means loyal, secure or firm. The Indo-European root deru (tru) was with a u-sound that became a y-sound with mutation (umlaut) in the Nordic languages sometimes before the Viking ages. A later mutation is that Y-sound became I-sound In Icelandic and Norwegian (not Swedish) in the middle ages which has not been adapted in the spelling of the words. Then most English adapted Nordic words with Y are respelled with an I.
A male name based on this root is common in some Nordic countries Islandic:Tryggvi Norwegian:Tryggve but it is maybe most common as a dog’s name, tryggur (old: tryggr) meaning faithful.
In Icelandic, this root trygg- or tru- is in a myriad of concatenated words. Most likely, the English word trust is of the same root. You should be able to find related German words by replacing the I with a U or O.
The name Trig became more mainstream after 2008, when politician Sarah Palin gave her newborn son this noble moniker.
- Trig Simon, a film editor and videographer.
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