jarl

[ yahrl ]
/ yɑrl /

noun Scandinavian History.

a chieftain; earl.

Origin of jarl

1810–20; < Old Norse jarl; see earl

Related forms

jarl·dom, noun
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jarl

/ (jɑːl) /

noun

medieval history a Scandinavian chieftain or noble

Derived Forms

jarldom, noun

Word Origin for jarl

C19: from Old Norse; see earl
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