For the past few weeks, Icelanders have been voting online for the most beautiful word of their language. The results were announced tonight. The Icelandic word for a midwife, Ljósmóðir, was voted the most beautiful. When translated to English, the word literally means “mother of light”.

Other words that got a lot of votes were:
Bergmál – Echo (literally Language of the rocks)
Spékoppar – Cheek dimples
Einstök – Unique

Photo by Samuel John