Alþingi

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse alþingi, from al- (universal, general) + a derivative of þing (assembly, meeting) with -i from Proto-Germanic *-(i)ją.

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Proper noun[edit]

Alþingi n

  1. The elected parliament of Iceland, first formed in 930 AD by the most powerful leaders of Iceland. Anglicised as Althingi.

Usage notes[edit]

Used countably in a lower case spelling (alþingi) to refer to specific sessions of the parliament.

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