jarl

[yahrl]
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noun Scandinavian History.

a chieftain; earl.

Nearby words

  1. jargon,
  2. jargon aphasia,
  3. jargonize,
  4. jarhead,
  5. jarisch-herxheimer reaction,
  6. jarlsberg,
  7. jarman,
  8. jarmo,
  9. jarmoite,
  10. jarosite

Origin of jarl

1810–20; < Old Norse jarl; see earl

Related formsjarl·dom, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for jarl

jarl

noun

medieval history a Scandinavian chieftain or noble
Derived Formsjarldom, noun

Word Origin for jarl

C19: from Old Norse; see earl

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Word Origin and History for jarl

jarl

n.

see earl.

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