ǫln

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Old Norse[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *alinō, from Proto-Indo-European *Heh₃l-. Compare Latin ulna, Welsh elin.

Noun[edit]

ǫln f (genitive alnar, plural alnar or alnir)

  1. the length from the elbow to the fingertips
  2. the Old Icelandic ell (about half a yard)
  3. a unit of value

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References[edit]

  • öln in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • “alen” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.