ÍrarOld Norse Dictionary - írar
Meaning of Old Norse word "írar" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
írar Old Norse word can mean:
- m. pl. Irishmen; Írland, n. Ireland; Íra-konungr, m. the king of the Irish; Írskr, adj. Irish; Írska, u, f. the Irish tongue, Ld. 72, Fs. 78, Bs. i. 227, the Sagas passim.
- II. Írland it mikla, Great Ireland, was the name of Southern America, just as Eastern Russia was called Great Sweden.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚱᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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