of or relating to ancient Scandinavia, its inhabitants, or their language.
(used with a plural verb) the , especially the ancient .
(used with a plural verb) the Northmen or ancient Scandinavians generally.
the language, especially in its older forms.
of, relating to, or characteristic of ancient and medieval Scandinavia or its inhabitants
of, relating to, or characteristic of Norway
(functioning as pl) the Norse
1590s, “a Norwegian,” from obsolete Dutch Noorsch (adj.) “Norwegian,” from noordsch “northern, nordic,” from noord “north” (see north). Also in some cases borrowed from cognate Danish or Norwegian norsk. As a language, from 1680s. Old Norse attested from 1844. An Old English word for “a Norwegian” was Norðman. As an adjective from 1768.
In Old French, Norois as a noun meant “a Norse, Norseman,” also “action worth of a man from the North (i.e. usually considered as deceitful)” [Hindley, et. al.]; as an adjective it meant “northern, Norse, Norwegian,” also “proud, fierce, fiery, strong.”
[nawrs-muh n] /ˈnɔrs mən/ noun, plural Norsemen. 1. . /ˈnɔːsmən/ noun (pl) -men 1. another name for a Viking
- Norse mythology
The mythology of Scandinavia, which was also widespread in Germany and Britain until the establishment there of Christianity. For the people and places most important in Norse mythology, see Odin, Thor, trolls, and Valhalla.
[nawr-stad, -stahd] /ˈnɔr stæd, -stɑd/ noun 1. Lauris [lawr-is,, lohr-] /ˈlɔr ɪs,, ˈloʊr-/ (Show IPA), 1907–1988, U.S. Air Force general: Supreme Allied Commander of NATO 1956–63.
[nawr-te-ah-me-ree-kah-naw] /ˌnɔr tɛ ɑˌmɛ riˈkɑ nɔ/ Spanish. noun, plural norteamericanos [nawr-te-ah-me-ree-kah-naws] /ˌnɔr tɛ ɑˌmɛ riˈkɑ nɔs/ (Show IPA) 1. a citizen or inhabitant of the U.S., especially as distinguished from the peoples of Spanish-speaking America. adjective 2. of, relating to, or characteristic of the norteamericano.