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Norse

noun \ ˈnȯrs \

Definition of Norse

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

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


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Norse

adjective

Definition of Norse

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

First Known Use of norse

circa 1650



NORSE Defined for English Language Learners

Norse

noun

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


NORSE Defined for Kids

Norse

noun \ ˈnȯrs \

Definition of Norse for Students

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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