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Definitions of norse

  1. the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland
  2. of or relating to Scandinavia or its peoples or cultures; " Norse sagas"; " Norse nomads"
  3. a native or inhabitant of Norway
  4. an inhabitant of Scandinavia
  5. Of or pertaining to ancient Scandinavia, or to the language spoken by its inhabitants.
  6. The Norse language.
  7. The language.
  8. Pertaining to ancient Scandinavia, its language, and its people.
  9. Pertaining to ancient Scandinavia.
  10. The language of ancient Scandinavia.
  11. Pertaining to Scandinavian countries, or to their peoples or languages.
  12. The Scandinavian languages, especially the Icelandic.
  13. Pertaining to ancient Scandinavia or its language.
  14. The language of ancient Seandinavia.
  15. The language of anc. Scandiuavia, including the Faroe, Orkney, and Shetland Islands.
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Quotes of norse

  1. We read Greek and Norse mythology until it came out of our ears. And the Bible. – Penelope Lively

Usage examples for norse

  1. Norse doth she look but Saxon is her dress. – A Maid at King Alfred’s Court by Lucy Foster Madison
  2. Even the little Norse village in Caithness, which had been my home, was destroyed, so far as I was concerned, for the Scots would have stepped into our place, if it was worth having after the fire and sword had been there. – A Sea Queen's Sailing by Charles Whistler
  3. The corresponding non- British version of Brittany helps us to understand that the cure of disease was originally associated with the gains of treasure, and in the Norse version the treasure incident is altogether dropped, but in its place is the recovery of health, a treasure more in accord with the sterner needs and recollections of a great fight. – Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme
  4. 2. That William the Conqueror understood the Norse language. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  5. For the same reason she also exchanged her picturesque Norse costume for that of the people among whom she was living. – Tales From Two Hemispheres by Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  6. But in none of the accounts of the warfare of these Scandinavian kings, whether written in Norse or monkish Latin, is there mention of any name corresponding to that of Beowulf, as king of the Geatas. – Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn by R. W. Chambers
  7. Despite the fact that our language was unintelligible, we talked until two or three o'clock in the morning, somehow conveying our thoughts, and when he realized what I told him he took my hand, offering warm, whole- souled Norse appreciation. – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  8. For us Norse folk, she said, there is one word needed, perhaps. – A Sea Queen's Sailing by Charles Whistler
  9. And when once that restraining talisman, the cross, is broken, then the smouldering ferocity of those ancient warriors will again blaze up; then will again be heard the deadly clang of that frantic Berserkir wrath, of which the Norse poets say and sing so much. – The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  10. The Norse women and children had withdrawn to one side. – A Maid at King Alfred’s Court by Lucy Foster Madison
  11. In any case the word is Norse – The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries by W. Y. Evans Wentz
  12. Some people have noticed the resemblance between the farmers' dogs in Norway and the Newfoundland type, and have thought that the latter may not be altogether of wolf extraction, but be descended from the dogs brought from Norway and Iceland by the Norse adventurers who visited Newfoundland in the tenth and eleventh centuries. – Pioneers in Canada by Sir Harry Johnston
  13. But it was rather Norse mythology. – Pine Needles by Susan Bogert Warner
  14. As such he was under the authority of Bishop Sigurd, an Anglo- Saxon, probably of Norse descent, whom Olaf had brought with him from England. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  15. I will sing you a Norse cradle- song to make you go to sleep. – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  16. According to the Norse religion, or mythology, the world began in a contest between heat and cold. – Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four by Charles H. Sylvester
  17. I reckon you must be a throw back to my mother's grandfather, who was a Norse sailor, and reckless and wasteful and red- headed." – The Comings of Cousin Ann by Emma Speed Sampson
  18. In all the Norse languages, ancient and modern, the - d is preserved. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  19. Instead of being the avenger of her brothers, as depicted in the Norse versions, she herself becomes the cause of their destruction. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown