Norman

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Nor·man

noun \ˈnr-mən\

Definition of NORMAN

1
:  a native or inhabitant of Normandy:
a :  one of the Scandinavian conquerors of Normandy in the 10th century
b :  one of the Norman-French conquerors of England in 1066
2
Norman adjective

Origin of NORMAN

Middle English, from Anglo-French Normant, from Old Norse Northmann-, Northmathr Norseman, from northr north + mann-, mathr man; akin to Old English north north and to Old English man man
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with NORMAN

Nor·man

biographical name \ˈnr-mən\

Definition of NORMAN

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Nor·man

geographical name \ˈnr-mən\

Definition of NORMAN

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Norman

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of the Vikings, or Norsemen, who settled in northern France (or the Frankish kingdom) and their descendants. As pagan pirates from Denmark, Norway, and Iceland, they raided the European coast in the 8th century. They settled in the lower Seine valley by c. 900. In 911 they were granted territory around what is now Rouen by King Charles III and then extended their territory westward. They founded the duchy of Normandy, governed by a line of rulers who called themselves counts or dukes of Normandy. Though the Normans converted to Christianity and adopted the French language, they continued to display their Viking ancestors' recklessness and appetite for conquest. In the 11th century they seized England in the Norman Conquest and colonized southern Italy and Sicily. The Normans also participated in the reconquest of Spain and in the Crusades, and the Normans of Italy and Sicily were rivals of the Byzantine emperors.

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