Hjalt-landOld Norse Dictionary - hjalt-land
Meaning of Old Norse word "hjalt-land" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
hjalt-land Old Norse word can mean:
- n., later Hetland, which occurs in the Fb.; in Engl. corrupted into Shetland or Zetland.
- COMPDS: Hjaltlendingr, Hjaltlenzkr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᛅᛚᛏ-ᛚᛅᚾᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)