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  • proper n. The name given by the Icelandic Norseman Leifur Eiríksson to the portion of North America in modern-day Baffin Island, Canada when he arrived there circa 1000 AD.

Etymologies

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From Old Norse Helluland, coined c. AD 1000 by Leif Ericson from hella ("flat stone") + land ("land").

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