middangeard

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *medumagardaz, from the base of midd + ġeard (though with the second element frequently misinterpreted since Old English times as eard (earth)). Cognate with Old Saxon middilgard, Old High German mittilgart and mittangart, Old Norse miðgarðr, Gothic 𐌼𐌹𐌳𐌾𐌿𐌽𐌲𐌰𐍂𐌳𐍃 (midjungards).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmiddɑnjæɑrd/

Noun[edit]

middanġeard m

  1. middle-earth; the world, earth