Definition of Norse

1. Noun. An inhabitant of Scandinavia.

Exact synonyms: Northman, Scandinavian
Group relationships: Scandinavia
Generic synonyms: European
Specialized synonyms: Viking, Berserk, Berserker
Derivative terms: Scandinavian

2. Adjective. Of or relating to Scandinavia or its peoples or cultures. "Norse nomads"
Exact synonyms: Scandinavian
Partainyms: Scandinavia
Derivative terms: Scandinavia, Scandinavia, Scandinavian

3. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Norway.
Exact synonyms: Norseman, Norwegian
Group relationships: Kingdom Of Norway, Noreg, Norge, Norway
Generic synonyms: European
Derivative terms: Norwegian

4. Adjective. Of or relating to Norway or its people or culture or language. "Norwegian herring"
Exact synonyms: Norwegian
Partainyms: Norway, Norway
Derivative terms: Norway, Norwegian, Norwegian

5. Noun. The northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland.

Definition of Norse

1. a. Of or pertaining to ancient Scandinavia, or to the language spoken by its inhabitants.

2. n. The Norse language.

Definition of Norse

1. Adjective. Of, or relating to the people, language and culture of Scandinavia. ¹

2. Adjective. Of, or relating to the North Germanic group of languages. ¹

3. Proper noun. A collective term for Scandinavian (historically Norwegian) people. ¹

4. Proper noun. Speakers of any of the North Germanic languages. ¹

5. Proper noun. The ancient language spoken by Vikings, from which modern Scandinavian languages are derived. Icelandic is the most closely related modern version, having changed little due to Iceland's linguistic isolation. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Norse

Norn Iron
Norris' corpuscles
Norse (current term)
Norse Tradition
Norse deity
Norse mythology
Norte de Santander

Literary usage of Norse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"They may have allied themselves with neighbouring Indians against the Norse invaders. A definitive determination of the position of Vinland, Markland, ..."

2. History of the Norwegian People by Knut Gjerset (1915)
"Norse kings. This lona cross-shaft of the Viking Age has the usual Scandinavian dragon, with irregular interlacing, as also a galley with its crew, ..."

3. Review of Reviews and World's Work by Albert Shaw (1904)
"cut ¡n nation" the pioneers in tins revival of Norse irik Wergeland, Young Norway's intel- .eader. He adopted a number of words «ses from the dialects into ..."

4. History of the New World Called America by Edward John Payne (1892)
"When this third process was in full action, the Norse discoveries had ceased. Their historical significance, at least as regards America, is but slight. ..."

5. Readings in European History: A Collection of Extracts from the Sources by James Harvey Robinson (1904)
"Here it was that the Norse literature sprang up — the sagas, or tales, which still delight the reader in something the same way that Homer does. ..."

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