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[nawrth-muh n] /ˈnɔrθ mən/
noun, plural Northmen.
one of the ancient Scandinavians, especially a member of the group that from about the 8th to the 11th century made many raids and established settlements in Great Britain, Ireland, many parts of continental Europe, and probably in parts of North America.
Also, Norseman.
Origin of Northman
before 900; Old English northman(n) (not recorded in ME); see north, -man Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In that world, then, there was once upon a time a Commanding Officer and a Northman.

    Tales Of Hearsay Joseph Conrad
  • He was a robust Northman, bearded, and in the force of his age.

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  • The Northman let himself fall on it, his hands still in his pockets.

    Tales Of Hearsay Joseph Conrad
  • Drops of fog hung on the yellow beard and moustaches of the Northman.

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  • Into this dark spot the Northman rowed his vessel and landed with his men.

    Erling the Bold R.M. Ballantyne
  • But it soon appeared how needless were the Northman's fears.

    Aslauga's Knight Fredrich de la Motte-Fouque
  • The answer of the Northman was that "He had come to that country for furs, and furs he was determined to have."

    The Great Company

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  • They boarded her, starved here, and died here, all but this Northman and his two companions.

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  • And presently we shall find the Northman becoming the Norman of history.

    The Normans Sarah Orne Jewett
British Dictionary definitions for Northman


noun (pl) -men
another name for a Viking
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