Vinland

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse, coined c. AD 1000 by Leif Ericson, but of uncertain meaning because vowel length was not marked in early texts. It can therefore be either Vínland (Wineland) (from vín (wine)) or Vinland (meadowland) (from vin (meadow, pasture)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɪnlənd, vɪnlænd/

Proper noun[edit]

Vinland

  1. The name given by the Icelandic Norseman Leifur Eiríksson to the portion of North America in modern-day Newfoundland, Canada when he arrived there circa 1000 AD.

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