Definitions

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  • adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Greenland, its people, or its language.
  • proper n. The official language of Greenland, an Eskimo-Aleut language written with the Latin alphabet.

Etymologies

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From Greenland +‎ -ish, influenced by Norwegian and Danish Grønlandisk.

Examples

  • Chinese or Greenlandish had he known those two languages, for he was in one of those crises in which the whole soul shows indistinctly what it contains, like the ocean, which, in the storm, opens itself from the seaweeds on its shores down to the sands of its abysses.

    Madame Bovary

  • Greenlandish, 'Ikinguitigangut,' _i. e._ 'we are friends;' the native understood, and answered, 'Ikinguitsgenpogui,' 'we are also thy friends.'

    The Moravians in Labrador

  • Greenlandish that he should come to me, that I had words to say to him, and that I was his good friend.

    The Moravians in Labrador

  • On the 29th July they made their first appearance in five kaiaks, which they managed with great dexterity, and seemed highly delighted with Erhardt, who, from his knowledge of the Greenlandish, could make himself understood by them.

    The Moravians in Labrador

  • I sung, while my heart was touched, this verse in the Greenlandish language, 'Jehovah, Lord of hosts -- the true God -- thou art the Creator of all nature -- the

    The Moravians in Labrador

  • He would have quoted Chinese or Greenlandish had he known those two languages, for he was in one of those crises in which the whole soul shows indistinctly what it contains, like the ocean, which, in the storm, opens itself from the seaweeds on its shores down to the sands of its abysses.

    Madame Bovary

  • [Footnote A: The difference of aspect between a spot in summer, for a few weeks, and during winter, is altogether extreme.] [Footnote B: Vide "Moravians in Greenland."] [Footnote C: Pitt's Bay and St. Louis Bay are creeks quite in the neighbourhood of Chateau Bay, or York's Harbour.] [Footnote D: _Silla_ in Greenlandish, signifies sometimes the air, sometimes the understanding, and sometimes the world, or the

    The Moravians in Labrador

  • The place is all right, the hotel uncommonly good, but it's Greenlandish in its temperature ” a very cold wind blowing.

    The Life and Letters of Walter H Page

  • Boat, in Haitian, canoa; in Ayno, cahani; in Greenlandish, kayak; in Turkish, kayik; in Samoyiede, kayouk; in the Germanic tongues, kahn.)

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 2

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