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Northman

[nawrth-muh n] /ˈnɔrθ mən/
noun, plural Northmen.
1.
one of the ancient Scandinavians, especially a member of the group that from about the 8th to the 11th century made many raids and established settlements in Great Britain, Ireland, many parts of continental Europe, and probably in parts of North America.
Also, Norseman.
Origin of Northman
900
before 900; Old English northman(n) (not recorded in ME); see north, -man
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  • We have already seen that with the proud Northman, slavery was a reality.

  • He was a robust Northman, bearded, and in the force of his age.

    Tales Of Hearsay Joseph Conrad
  • The commanding officer nodded slightly at the Northman from time to time.

    Tales Of Hearsay Joseph Conrad
  • Drops of fog hung on the yellow beard and moustaches of the Northman.

    Tales Of Hearsay Joseph Conrad
  • It was just such a rig as the Northman used when he came to ravage the English coasts.

    Through Arctic Lapland Cutcliffe Hyne
  • The answer of the Northman was that "He had come to that country for furs, and furs he was determined to have."

    The Great Company Beckles Willson
  • As Italy fructified the genius of Goethe, so it touched as with a glowing coal the lips of the young Northman.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • And presently we shall find the Northman becoming the Norman of history.

    The Normans Sarah Orne Jewett
  • There is danger that we may place the Northman on a too high plane of culture; but the error is more frequently on the other side.

    Canute the Great Laurence Marcellus Larson
British Dictionary definitions for Northman

Northman

/ˈnɔːθmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
another name for a Viking
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