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BIRKA (Settlement) Ancient Scandinavian, Old Swedish
Possibly taken from a Latinization of Norse Bjǫrkey
"Birch island", although some believe it's derived from Old Norse birk
"market place". Birka was a Viking age town and an important trading and market place during the Viking Age located on the island Björkö
(modern form of Bjǫrkey) in Lake Mälaren
, outside of Stockholm
JÓRVÍK (Settlement) Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Icelandic and Old Norse form of YORK
. It is believed to be derived from Old English Eoforwic
, itself believed to be derived from Latin Eboracum
possibly meaning "place of the yew trees".
VINLAND (Region) Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name for a place in modern Canada, named by viking Leif Eriksson c. 1000 AD. The first element of the name is uncertain, but it could be from Old Norse vín
"wine" or vin