A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic

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Courier Dover Publications, 1910 - Foreign Language Study - 551 pages
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Due to its geographic isolation, Iceland possesses the purest of Scandinavian cultures. Even after 11 centuries, the modern Icelandic language is closer to the speech patterns of the Middle Ages than any living European language. Brought to Iceland during the 9th century by the Vikings (who invaded Britain during that same period), the language also influenced the development of modern English. Thus, a knowledge of Icelandic language is highly relevant to the study of English and British history. This volume, reprinted from a rare edition, will be indispensable in the study of the prose and poetry of Old Icelandic literature, which is regarded by many scholars as unrivaled among the literatures of medieval Europe.
  

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
57
Section 3
122
Section 4
150
Section 5
168
Section 6
179
Section 7
201
Section 8
212
Section 10
507
Section 11
508
Section 12
Section 13
Section 14
Section 15
Section 16
Section 17

Section 9
323
Section 18

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About the author (1910)

Geir T. Zoega (1857-1928) was the first master in the Grammar School of Reykjav?k and the author of An English-Icelandic and Icelandic-English Dictionary.

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