Jarl definition

yärl
A medieval Scandinavian chieftain or nobleman.
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In early Scandinavia, a chieftain or nobleman.
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A medieval Scandinavian nobleman, especially in Norway and Denmark.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jarl
Plural:
jarls

Origin of jarl

  • Old Norse

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Norse jarl, from Proto-Norse ᛖᚱᛁᛚᚨᛉ (erilaz). Cognates include Old English eorl (English earl).

    From Wiktionary