Icelandic Place Name Elements

Descriptive elements
(alphabetical)
aroar
blárblue
bjarnbear
blomflower
brattasteep
dogundawn
dy'ranimal
fridurpeace
fuglbird
glathurglad
gledijoy
grænngreen
grasgrass
grjótrocky
hártall
hesturhorse
heyhay
hrafnraven
hreindy'rreindeer
hrosshorse
hundurdog
hvalurwhale
hveitiwheat
hvitawhite
kanínarabbit
kyrcow
loftsky
mjolkmilk
morgunnmorning
myrkurdark
ormrdragon
ottarotter
raudurred
reykjursmoke
selurseal
sigvictory
skepnasheep
sky'cloud
snjorsnow
solsun
stjarnastar
stórgrand
svanswan
svarturblack
thingmeeting
thokafog
thorskurcodfish
trétree
ulfwolf
villturwild
vínberberry
viskafish
Geographic elements
(by category)
húshouse
heimilihome
holmhomestead
holthomestead
thorpvillage
höllpalace, hall
vigifortress
jardeignestate
hlidgate
gardurwall, fence
hladabarn
baerfarm
gardirfence
vin, hagipasture
landland
stadaplace
rikrealm
foldregion (valley?)
hóllhill
haethhill
brekkahill
bakkiriverbank
hlídsteep hillside
fjall/fellhill
bjargrock
howehill, gravemound
holurhollow
skogurforest
vellirplain
heidimoor
sléttaplain
wegur, wayroad
dalurdale, vale
nessheadland, peninsula
hellircave
fosswaterfall
straumurstream
strand/fjarbeach
ferjaferry
sundsound, wide bay
tjornlake, tarn
vatnlake, water
sjórsea
fliotwide river, rivermouth
floibay
fjordinlet
hofnharbor
vik, vogurcreek, cove
bryggjapier
skerrock (in water)
NOTES:
John H. Kim <jhkim-at-darkshire-dot-net>
Last modified: Sun Nov 10 10:47:11 2002