Vinland

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse, coined c. AD 1000 by Leif Ericson, but of uncertain meaning because vowel length was not marked in early texts. It can therefore be either Vínland ‎(Wineland) (from vín ‎(wine)) or Vinland ‎(meadowland) (from vin ‎(meadow, pasture)).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪnlənd/, /ˈvɪnlænd/

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Vinland

  1. The name given by the Icelandic Norseman Leifur Eiríksson to the portion of North America in modern-day Newfoundland, Canada when he arrived there circa 1000 AD.

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