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sea king

one of the piratical Scandinavian chiefs who ravaged the coasts of medieval Europe.
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Origin of sea king
1575-85; translation of Old Norse sǣkonungr; cognate with Old English sǣcyning Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The gates were speedily opened; and as the inhabitants rushed out, the sea-king and his followers entered to pillage the town.

  • When it is said that Erling was a sea-king, it is much as if we had said he was an admiral in a small way.

    Erling the Bold R.M. Ballantyne
  • Thor turned away from Giant-land, and on the road homeward he passed through the sea-king's dominions.

    The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary
  • His wife set out in the new steamer and sang to the sea-king.

    The Lilac Fairy Book Andrew Lang
  • Then came the maidens of the Princess Pearl, the sea-king's daughter, carrying golden water-pots.

  • Then he said: “Take this to the sea-king as a token of my love and gratitude.”

    Old-World Japan Frank Rinder
  • The shields of the sea-king and the admiral were bordered with gold.

  • "You are a credit to the company—quite a sea-king's daughter," he said.

  • A wife of brawny build, with hardihood enough to be a sea-king's consort, and nurse me warrior sons, would surely mate me best.

  • So distinguished a sea-king as Eric was not likely to perish in battle without awakening the genius of the Scandinavian muse.

British Dictionary definitions for sea-king

sea king

any of the greater Viking pirate chiefs who led raids on the coasts of early medieval Europe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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