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jarl

[yahrl]
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

  • 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

  • Jarl Rongvold looked at his kinsman in undisguised amazement.

    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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