Old Icelandic


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Old Icelandic

n.
Icelandic from the middle of the 1100s to the middle of the 1500s.

Old Icelandic

n
(Languages) the dialect of Old Norse spoken and written in Iceland; the Icelandic language up to about 1600

Old′ Icelan′dic


n.
Old Norse as used in Iceland. Abbr.: OIcel
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Noun1.Old Icelandic - the extinct dialect of Old Norse that was spoken in Iceland up until about 1600
Old Norse - the extinct Germanic language of medieval Scandinavia and Iceland from about to 700 to 1350
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Also, not content with performing in the usual English and Latin, the choir has also had to face up to the linguistic challenge of getting to grips with works set in Russian, Finnish, Swedish and Old Icelandic, which has proved interesting to say the least.
Firmly believing that a reliable description of the development of the Old Icelandic morphology can only be written on the basis of textual grammars that present the morphological evidence of a single manuscript or manuscript part, against the background of the spelling peculiarities of that manuscript, de Leeuw van Weenan presents such a textual grammar.
"Icelandic has remained relatively unchanged since the 12th century, and so old Icelandic manuscripts can still be read by today's Icelanders," (http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/geopedia/Iceland) National Geographic r eported.
I was studying old Icelandic with Stuart Murdock's then girlfriend and she asked if I wanted to be in a band so I went to some concerts and I liked the music and, yeah, it all started from there."
Parergon readers will undoubtedly relate to this comment by Arni Magnusson, the Icelandic scholar and great collector of Old Icelandic manuscripts who is the subject of Mar Jonsson's beautifully written book.
After his first degree he completed a BLitt at Oxford by editing an Icelandic saga and his knowledge of Danish came from many visits to Copenhagen where he studied Old Icelandic manuscripts at the Arnamagnaean Institute and from where he toured much of Scandinavia.
[T]his localization suggests a Norse origin, and it has been referred to Old Icelandic pefja/[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]/; but this is a very rare word of doubtful standing, and in any case meant 'to thicken by beating or stamping' rather than 'to stir'.
Thorough in its analysis and clearly presented, this volume offers a complete print and digital transcription of the Old Icelandic saga of Alexander the Great, with the digital version on the accompanying CD-ROM.
(Jokulhlaup 'glacier leap' is an old Icelandic word.
Meticulously researched and informatively presented, "Holy Vikings: Saints' Lives In The Old Icelandic Kings' Sagas" by academician and historian Carl Phelpstead (Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University) provides an informed and articulate biographical survey and history of the royal saints recorded in the Old Icelandic kings' sagas which were felt by church scholars and prelates to be improperly secular or profane and not 'proper' recordings of the saint's lives.
On the assumption that these Old Norse texts were not updated by later copyists, the morphosyntax of negation they employ can be compared with the prose works composed later in Old Icelandic in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Beowulf and Other Stories: A New Introduction to Old English, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman Literatures.