dyngja

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse dyngja.

Noun[edit]

dyngja f

  1. heap
  2. shield volcano

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *dungijǭ, from the Proto-Indo-European root *dʰengʰ- ‎(to cover).

Noun[edit]

dyngja f

  1. a dunghill
  2. a lady's bower

References[edit]

  • dyngja in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press