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
13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
How English Got Frenchified
And wound up with pairs of words—one fancy, one not—for the same things
Words of the Year: 1066
English was never the same after the Norman Conquest
“Norman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Norman. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about Norman
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