Austr-lönd

Old Norse Dictionary - austr-lönd

Meaning of Old Norse word "austr-lönd" (or austr-lǫnd) in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

austr-lönd (austr-lǫnd)
n. pl. the east, orient, the eastern part of Europe, in old writers often synonymous to Austr-hálfa, and opp. to Norðrlönd, Scandinavia; Suðrlönd, South Germany, etc.; Vestrlönd, the British Islands, Normandy, Bretagne, etc., Post. 656 C. 39, Fms. ii. 183, Post. 645. 102, Hkr. i. 134 in a poem of the 10th century used of Russia; cp. Brocm. 101.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, austr-lönd may be more accurately written as austr-lǫnd.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚢᛋᛏᚱ-ᛚᚢᚾᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
etc.
et cetera.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
opp.
opposed.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Brocm.
Brocman. (K. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Post.
Postula Sögur. (F. III.)
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