Middangeard

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Eorþ

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

Man secgþ 'Middangeard' for þisse ƿorulde þe hēo līþ betƿuh Hēofen and Helle oððe betƿēox cenning and dēaþ, oððe onmiddan brādum ƿoruldum in ealdum lār þæs hǣþne ylde.

Ēac meahte man secgan Ƿoruld, and man hycgþ þe sƿylc ƿord is of 'Ƿera yld'. [1][2]

Yggdrasil, Norrena 'ƿoruldtrēo'

Oððæt ðe ealdra hǣþna gelēaf sind gelōsen, ƿe cennaþ be ealdum Norrena geþanc fram Snorri Sturlasson. He ƿrāt þe Middangeard lag betƿēonum Ōsgearde and Hellan. Þās ƿæron gehlenced be Yggdrasil. Se 'Ƿoruldtrēo'.

Tolkein[adihtan | ādihtan fruman]

J R R Tolkein ƿritere nyttede þone naman 'Middangeard' on þæm Nīƿan Englisce gereorde sƿa 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.