jǫrð

See also: Jǫrð

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *erþō (earth). Cognate with Old English eorþe, Old Frisian erthe, irthe, erde, Old Saxon ertha, Old Dutch ertha, Old High German erda, Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌸𐌰 (airþa).

PronunciationEdit

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈjɒrð/

NounEdit

jǫrð f (genitive jarðar, plural jarðir)

  1. earth
    • Alvíssmál, stanza 9, lines 4-6
      Hvé sú jǫrð heitir,
      er liggr fyr alda sonum
      heimi hverjum í?
      How is the earth named,
      that which lies before the sons of men,
      in each of the worlds?

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Norwegian: jord f
  • Swedish: jord c (Old Swedish iorþ)
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