Middangeard

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Eorþ

Middangeard is hēle Eorðe mid eall ǣ þæron, manncynn and his ferscipe.

Man secgþ 'Middangeard' for þisse worulde þe hēo līþ betwuh Hēofen and Helle oððe betwēox cenning and dēaþ, oððe onmiddan brādum woruldum in ealdum lār þæs hǣþne ylde.

Ēac meahte man secgan Woruld, and man hycgþ þe swylc word is of 'Wera yld'. [1][2]

Yggdrasil, Norrena 'woruldtrēo'

Oððæt ðe ealdra hǣþna gelēaf sind gelōsen, we cennaþ be ealdum Norrena geþanc fram Snorri Sturlasson. He wrāt þe Middangeard lag betwēonum Ōsgearde and Hellan. Þās wæron gehlenced be Yggdrasil. Se 'Woruldtrēo'.

Tolkein[adihtan | ādihtan fruman]

J R R Tolkein writere nyttede þone naman 'Middangeard' on þæm Nīwan Englisce gereorde swa Middle Earth in his bōcum, þærof is Se Hlāford þāra Hringa mǣrost.

Frūman[adihtan | ādihtan fruman]

  1. American Heritage Dictionary
  2. Orel, Vladimir (2003). A Handbook of Germanic Etymology Leiden: Brill. pg. 462. ISBN 90-04-12875-1.