jökull

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse jǫkull, from Proto-Germanic *jekulaz, *jikilaz. Diminutive of jaki (a piece of ice, broken ice).[1][2]

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Noun[edit]

jökull m (genitive singular jökuls, nominative plural jöklar)

  1. glacier
    • 1886, Benedikt Gröndal, Sagan af Heljarslóðarorrustu:
      Þar er klofsnjór á sumrum, en jökull á vetrum.
      There is hip-deep snow in summer, but glacier in winter.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: jøkel
  • English: jokul
  • Swedish: jökel

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