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Norse

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noun \ˈnȯrs\

Definition of Norse

plural

Norse

  1. 1a :  norwegian 2b :  any of the western Scandinavian dialects or languagesc :  the Scandinavian group of Germanic languages

  2. 2 plural a :  scandinaviansb :  norwegians

Examples of norse in a Sentence

  1. The Norse arrived in the ninth century.

Origin and Etymology 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 1560


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Norse

adjective

Definition of Norse

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

  2. 2 :  norwegian

Circa 1650

First Known Use of norse

circa 1650




NORSE Defined for English Language Learners

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Norse

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noun \ˈnȯrs\

Definition of Norse for English Language Learners

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

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


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