Norse

noun
\ ˈnȯrs How to pronounce Norse (audio) \
plural Norse

Definition of Norse

 (Entry 1 of 2)

b : any of the western Scandinavian dialects or languages
c : the Scandinavian group of Germanic languages
2 plural

Norse

adjective

Definition of Norse (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of Norse in a Sentence

Noun The Norse arrived in the ninth century.

First Known Use of Norse

Noun

circa 1560, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

circa 1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Norse

Noun

probably from obsolete Dutch noorsch, adjective, Norwegian, Scandinavian, alteration of obsolete Dutch noordsch northern, from Dutch noord north; akin to Old English north north

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The first known use of Norse was circa 1560

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“Norse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Norse. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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Norse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Norse

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

Norse

noun
\ ˈnȯrs How to pronounce Norse (audio) \

Kids Definition of Norse

1 plural Norse : the people of Scandinavia
2 plural Norse : the people of Norway
3 : any of the languages of the Norse people

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