langr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *langaz, whence also Old English lang, Old High German lang.

Adjective[edit]

langr (feminine löng, neuter langt, comparative lengri, superlative lengstr)

  1. long, far, distant (of distance and length)
    langt sverð
    a long sword
    Þeir áttu eigi langt til eyjarinnar.
    They had no long distance to the island.
  2. long (of space and time)
    löng stund
    a long while, a long time
  3. long, wearisome

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • langr in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Byock, Jesse L. (2013) Viking Language 1: Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas, ISBN-13: 978-1480216440, page 356