From Middle English *Hungerland, from Old English Hungerland, Ungerland (“Hungary”), equivalent to Hungar + land. Compare German Hungarland, Ungarland (“Hungary”), Icelandic Ungverjaland (“Hungary”).
- (archaic, rare) Hungary (Magyarország).
1611, Giovanni Botero, Relations of the Most Famous Kingdoms and Commonwealths:
- The gouernment of Hungarland was anciently spirituall & seculer, the spiritualty was gouerned by the Arch-Byshop of Strigonium (who were Chancellors os the Land) and of Colozza.
2009, Monica Matei-Chesnoiu, Early Modern Drama and the Eastern European Elsewhere:
- Considering that the surrounding text mentions imported fashions from other parts of Europe (France, Italy), it is possible that "Hungerland" should mean Hungary and the reference would be to a special kind of ribbon produced there.
2011, Alison Pick, Far to Go:
- “A pact between Poland, Romania, and the Hungarians.” “But what about us?” The tongs snapped closed. “We're lost already. ... you're needed to go to the Hungerland factory. On a flax-buying mission.” “Received word from who? Max?”