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


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

Origin of Icelandic

First recorded in 1665–75; Iceland + -ic
Related formspro-Ice·lan·dic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for icelandic

Contemporary Examples of icelandic

Historical Examples of icelandic

  • 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.

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for icelandic



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


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