Old Norse

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Old Norse

n.
1. The North Germanic languages until the mid-1300s.
2.
a. Old Icelandic.
b. Old Norwegian.

Old Norse

n
(Languages) the language or group of dialects of medieval Scandinavia and Iceland from about 700 to about 1350, forming the North Germanic branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Abbreviation: ON See also Proto-Norse, Old Icelandic

Old′ Norse′


n.
the North Germanic language of medieval Scandinavia. Abbr.: ON
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Old Norse - the extinct Germanic language of medieval Scandinavia and Iceland from about to 700 to 1350
Germanic, Germanic language - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic
Old Icelandic - the extinct dialect of Old Norse that was spoken in Iceland up until about 1600
Translations
vieux norrois
nórdico antigo
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Ker' in the Norse language is exactly that, "march".
The English word odd goes back to the early Norse language.
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