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íg

  • noun [ feminine ]
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Grammar
íg, e; f.
Wright's OE grammar
§630;
An island
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  • Wulf is on iége ic on óðerre fæst is ðæt églond fenne biworpen sindon wælreówe weras ðǽr on íge the wolf is on one island, I on another; closely is that island surrounded with fen, fierce men are there on the island, Exon. 100 b; Th. 380, 6-11; Rä.1, 4-6.

    The word occurs in names of places

    :-- Án ígland ðæt is Meresíg háten,
      Chr. 895; Erl. 93, 24.
  • Hér hǽðne men on Sceápíge sǽtun, 855 ; Erl. 68, 23.
  • Æt Æðelinga íge, [eigge, MS. A.],

      878; Erl. 81, 5.
  • Of Ceortesíge,

      964; Erl. 124, 3.
  • On Beardanigge,

      716; Erl. 44, 14.
Etymology
[Icel. ey frequent in local names, e. g. Fær-eyjar the Faroe islands, Orkneyjar the Orkneys : Dan. öe : Swed. ö.]
Linked entries
v.  ǽg- éh- eíg eíg-land.
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  • íg, n.