Norse

[nawrs]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to ancient Scandinavia, its inhabitants, or their language.
2.
Norwegian ( def 1 ).
noun
3.
(used with a plural verb) the Norwegians, especially the ancient Norwegians.
4.
(used with a plural verb) the Northmen or ancient Scandinavians generally.
5.
the Norwegian language, especially in its older forms.
Compare Old Norse.


Origin:
1590–1600; perhaps < Dutch noorsch, obsolete variant of noordsch (now noords), equivalent to noord north + -sch -ish1. Compare Norwegian, Swedish, Danish Norsk Norwegian, Norse

non-Norse, adjective, noun, plural non-Norse.
pre-Norse, adjective
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Norse (nɔːs)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or characteristic of ancient and medieval Scandinavia or its inhabitants
2.  of, relating to, or characteristic of Norway
 
n
3.  a.  the N group of Germanic languages, spoken in Scandinavia; Scandinavian
 b.  Proto-Norse See also Old Norse any one of these languages, esp in their ancient or medieval forms
4.  (functioning as plural) the Norse
 a.  the Norwegians
 b.  the Vikings

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Norse
1598, from obsolete Du. Noorsch (adj.) "Norwegian," from noordsch "northern, nordic," from noord "north" (see north). Also in some cases borrowed from cognate Dan. or Norw. norsk. An O.E. word for "a Norwegian" was Norðman, cource of O.Fr. Normand (cf. Normandy, "region
settled by Vikings," see Norman). Norseman (1817) is not historical and appears to be due to Scott.
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Example sentences for norse
This form of amok appears to resemble the berserker of the norse.
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