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This is a very brief sketch of the language and literature of Scandinavia, taken from the introduction to the author’s Anglo-Saxon Dictionary. From the old Danish (Danska tunga), Norraena or Icelandic tongue, sprung the modern Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, and those languages and dialects spoken from Greenland to Finland, from the Frozen Ocean to the Eider. While it must be acknowledged, that a class of languages thus extensive deserves attention, Scandinavian literature has a peculiar claim from its singular poetry and mythology, given in the Eddas. Those who wish to enter more deeply into the subject than the limited space would here allow, may consult the authorities quoted in the following work. If
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Scandinavian Literature, Iceland discovered, Harald Hárfager, The Landnámabók, Specimen of Starkad, Snorre’s Heimskringla, Dalecarlian dialect
European Languages and Societies | Modern Languages | Other Languages, Societies, and Cultures | Scandinavian Studies
Bosworth, Joseph, "Scandinavian Literature" (2020). Philology. 18.