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.
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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
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Old′ Norse′


n.
the North Germanic language of medieval Scandinavia. Abbr.: ON
[1835–45]
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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
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Translations
vieux norrois
nórdico antigo
References in classic literature ?
In old Norse times, the thrones of the sea-loving Danish kings were fabricated, saith tradition, of the tusks of the narwhale.
Take up the literature of 1835, and you will find the poets and novelists asking for the same impossible gift as did the German Minnesingers long before them and the old Norse Saga writers long before that.
The Old Norse theme echoes through the four-star hotel, with the clean, blond wood feel of Scandinavia running through it, from the bright, comfortable reception to the boathouse style swimming pool building.
Four essays consider translation from the Old Norse. Hannah Burrows lists and discusses reworking and translations of stanzas from Hervarar saga ok Heidreks often known as The Waking of Angantyr.
They gave the new settlement the name Haithabu, which is composed of the two Old Norse words "Heide" which means heath and "Hof," the German for yard.
| Croxteth comes from the Old Norse word "Croc" and Old English "staep", meaning "Croc's landing place" or riverbend landing place.
Claughton means town on a rock, from the Old Norse klakkr tun - named for its geographical location on a slight slope.
Mr Rowland, from the Morriston area of Swansea, was a practising pagan and Ms Gregory released the following Old Norse verse, which she says describes her partner's outlook on life: "Cattle die.
Old French targe, a name for a small leather-covered shield carried by a foot soldier, is probably of Frankish origin and akin to Old Norse targa, "round shield." Targe and its diminutive form targette were both borrowed into Middle English.
She uses her own trancework journeys and goddess insights to fuel an exploration of various icons, sharing their appearances, relationships, and connections to Old Norse society.
Interest in old Norse religion began to grow in Iceland and in 1972, a few people got together in a cafe and decided to create the Asatru association.
The town's name is derived from the Old Norse word hals, meaning "neck" or "pass between mountains".