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jarl

[yahrl]
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noun Scandinavian History.
  1. a chieftain; earl.
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Origin of jarl

1810–20; < Old Norse jarl; see earl
Related formsjarl·dom, noun
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Examples from the Web for jarl

Historical Examples

  • Once he raised his pistol to Jarl's heart and lowered it again.

    The Space Rover

    Edwin K. Sloat

  • You, Jarl, get into the lock and take a cable with an electro-magnet anchor.

    The Space Rover

    Edwin K. Sloat

  • You, Nizzo and Ragna, enter the air-lock with Jarl so that if he misses, you can pull him back.

    The Space Rover

    Edwin K. Sloat

  • “This is my son Rolf,” said the jarl, turning round hastily.

    Erling the Bold

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Aye, when there is hope that good may come of dying,” rejoined the jarl, “but now there is no hope.

    Erling the Bold

    R.M. Ballantyne


British Dictionary definitions for jarl

jarl

noun
  1. medieval history a Scandinavian chieftain or noble
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Derived Formsjarldom, noun

Word Origin

C19: from Old Norse; see earl
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Word Origin and History for jarl

n.

see earl.

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