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Icelandic

[ahys-lan-dik] /aɪsˈlæn dɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Iceland, its inhabitants, or their language.
noun
2.
the language of Iceland, a North Germanic language.
Abbreviation: Icel.
Origin of Icelandic
1665-1675
First recorded in 1665-75; Iceland + -ic
Related forms
pro-Icelandic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for Icelandic
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Historical Examples
  • It is the old Icelandic ordinance, but it has gone from Iceland.

  • The Englishman does wear pajamas, but the word with him takes on an Icelandic meaning.

    Journeys to Bagdad

    Charles S. Brooks
  • It does not make the Icelandic writers anxious about their own fame or merits.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • It is a fair description of the aim of the Icelandic authors and of their peculiar gift.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • To let the story take care of itself is the first rule of the Icelandic authors.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
British Dictionary definitions for Icelandic

Icelandic

/aɪsˈlændɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Iceland, its people, or their language
noun
2.
the official language of Iceland, belonging to the North Germanic branch of the Indo-European family See also Old Icelandic
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