eorl

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English eorl

Noun[edit]

eorl ‎(plural eorls)

  1. An Anglo-Saxon of noble rank; a nobleman ranking above a thane; alderman.

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *erlaz, further origin unknown. Cognate with Old Saxon erl, Old High German erl, Old Norse jarl.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eorl m

  1. Anglo-Saxon of noble rank; a nobleman ranking above a thane; alderman
  2. warrior, brave man
  3. Danish under-king, jarl

Descendants[edit]