Icelandic

[ ahys-lan-dik ]
/ aɪsˈlæn dɪk /

adjective

of or relating to Iceland, its inhabitants, or their language.

noun

the language of Iceland, a North Germanic language. Abbreviation: Icel.

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Origin of Icelandic

First recorded in 1665–75; Iceland + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM Icelandic

pro-Ice·lan·dic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Icelandic

Icelandic
/ (aɪsˈlændɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Iceland, its people, or their language

noun

the official language of Iceland, belonging to the North Germanic branch of the Indo-European familySee also Old Icelandic
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