jörð

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See also: jørð and jǫrð

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse jǫrð, from Proto-Germanic *erþō.

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Noun[edit]

jörð f (genitive singular jarðar, nominative plural jarðir)

  1. earth
    • Revelation 6-11 (English and Icelandic)
      Og ég sá, og sjá: Bleikur hestur, og sá er á honum sat, hann hét Dauði, og Hel var í för með honum. Þeim var gefið vald yfir fjórða hluta jarðarinnar, til þess að deyða með sverði, með hungri og drepsótt og láta menn farast fyrir villidýrum jarðarinnar.
      I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
    Þetta er jörðin okkar.
    This is our earth.
  2. ground
  3. estate, tract of land (as property)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Often used with a definite article jörðin, a little akin to the English "the earth".

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