A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic

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Courier Corporation, 2004 - 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
20
Section 3
39
Section 4
44
Section 5
83
Section 6
121
Section 7
168
Section 8
227
Section 16
507
Section 17
517
Section 18
520
Section 19
521
Section 20
523
Section 21
531
Section 22
533
Section 23
536

Section 9
281
Section 10
323
Section 11
373
Section 12
392
Section 13
409
Section 14
423
Section 15
433
Section 24
537
Section 25
538
Section 26
540
Section 27
541
Section 28
542
Section 29
543
Section 30
554

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