jǫrð

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See also: jord, Jǫrð, jørð, and jörð

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *erþō (earth). Cognate with Old English eorþe, Old Frisian erthe, irthe, erde, Old Saxon ertha, Old Dutch ertha, Old High German erda, Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌸𐌰 (airþa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈjɒrð/

Noun[edit]

jǫrð f (genitive jarðar, plural jarðir)

  1. earth
    • Alvíssmál, stanza 9, lines 4-6
      Hvé sú jǫrð heitir,
      er liggr fyr alda sonum
      heimi hverjum í?
      How is the earth named,
      that which lies before the sons of men,
      in each of the worlds?

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