middangeard

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *medumagardaz, from the base of midd + ġeard (though with the second element frequently misinterpreted since Old English times as eard ‎(earth)). Cognate with Old Saxon middilgard, Old High German mittilgart and mittangart, Old Norse miðgarðr, Gothic 𐌼𐌹𐌳𐌾𐌿𐌽𐌲𐌰𐍂𐌳𐍃 ‎(midjungards).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmiddɑnjæɑrd/

Noun[edit]

middanġeard m

  1. middle-earth; the world, earth