Norse

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

1Norse

noun \ˈnrs\

: the language of ancient Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland

the Norse : the people of ancient Norway, Sweden, Denmark, or Iceland

plural Norse

Full Definition of NORSE

1
a :  norwegian 2
b :  any of the western Scandinavian dialects or languages
c :  the Scandinavian group of Germanic languages
2
plural
a :  scandinavians
b :  norwegians

Examples of NORSE

  1. The Norse arrived in the ninth century.

Origin of NORSE

probably from obsolete Dutch noorsch, adjective, Norwegian, Scandinavian, alteration of obsolete Dutch noordsch northern, from Dutch noord north; akin to Old English north north
First Known Use: circa 1688

Rhymes with NORSE

2Norse

adjective

Definition of NORSE

1
:  of or relating to ancient Scandinavia or the language of its inhabitants
2
:  norwegian

First Known Use of NORSE

1768

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