from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The parliament of Iceland. It is the oldest assembly in Europe, first convened in 930.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. the national parliament of Iceland
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The national assembly or parliament of Iceland. See thing, n., 8.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The general assembly or parliament of Iceland.
Old Norse althing, parliament, whole assembly : allr, all; see al-3 in Indo-European roots + thing, assembly.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Icelandic Alþingi, from Old Norse alþingi, from allr ("all") + þing ("Thing"). Compare Thing, thing. (Wiktionary)