Definition of Icelandic

1. Noun. A Scandinavian language that is the official language of Iceland.

2. Adjective. Of or relating to Iceland or its people or culture and language. "Icelandic sagas"
Partainyms: Iceland

Definition of Icelandic

1. a. Of or pertaining to Iceland; relating to, or resembling, the Icelanders.

2. n. The language of the Icelanders. It is one of the Scandinavian group, and is more nearly allied to the Old Norse than any other language now spoken.

Definition of Icelandic

1. Proper noun. A North Germanic language, the national tongue of Iceland. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the North Germanic language spoken in Iceland. ¹

3. Adjective. Of or relating to the natives or inhabitants of Iceland. ¹

4. Adjective. Of, relating to, or originating from Iceland. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Icelandic

Iceland disease
Iceland lichen
Iceland moss
Iceland poppy
Iceland spar
Icelandic Sheepdog
Icelandic Sheepdogs
Icelandic Sign Language
Icelandic Spitz
Icelandic Spitze
Icelandic krona
Icelandic monetary unit
Ichang lemon
Ichang lemons

Literary usage of Icelandic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"icelandic LITERATURE is in its beginning closely connected with that of ... Most of the icelandic poets were court poets of Norwegian and other kings. ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Modern icelandic is generally dated from the introduction of the Reformation into Iceland ; the book Modern first printed, the New Testament of 1540, ..."

3. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1905)
"icelandic LITERATURE. TN his condensed compendium of mediaeval and modern ... Jónsson admits that the icelandic people have at no time displayed any marked ..."

4. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1887)
"AN icelandic NOVELIST. ALTHOUGH the development of literature in Iceland since ... icelandic belles lettres during this entire period has consisted almost ..."

5. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"icelandic LITERATURE THE SAGAS (NINTH TO THIRTEENTH CENTURIES) BY WILLIAM SHARP ... icelandic is now probably the oldest spoken language in Europe, ..."

6. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"The notably wide vocabulary of Old icelandic shows some admixture of foreign ... The history of New icelandic, or the present period of the language, ..."

7. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1907)
"Greenland is situated within the farthest range of sight of Iceland and, according to mediaeval icelandic law, Iceland therefore had a permanent right of ..."

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