Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Originally a comparative form of the adverb austr.

AdjectiveEdit

eystri (comparative eystri, superlative austastr)

  1. (comparative) more easterly
  2. (superlative) most easterly
    • liggja þessi lǫnd austust
      these lands lie easternmost

InflectionEdit

This word is one of a little handful of adjectives with defective inflection, existing only in the comparative and superlative forms.

Coordinate termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Norwegian Nynorsk: austre
  • Norwegian Bokmål: østre, austre

ReferencesEdit

  • eystri in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • “eystri” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.