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Old Norse

the Germanic language of medieval Scandinavia.
Abbreviation: ON.
Origin of Old Norse
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In the Old Norse and in the present Icelandic a dual number is to be found.

    A Handbook of the English Language Robert Gordon Latham
  • Bergos” may remind us of the Old Norse word “bjarg” or “berg.

  • About twenty pages of Old Norse from Nygaard's beginner's book.

    The School System of Norway David Allen Anderson
  • In the Old Norse read the remainder of Nygaard's beginner's book.

    The School System of Norway David Allen Anderson
  • Parallels may be found, easily enough, in Old Norse literature.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • On the other hand, we find the stanza in the Old Norse verse.

    English Verse Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
  • The Eddic poems are not the only versions in Old Norse literature.

  • The other Old Norse word for god, tivi, is identical in root with Lat.

  • Dvergml (the speech of the dwarfs) is the Old Norse expression for the echo in the mountains.

  • About the sole indications of an interest in Old Norse are the seven songs following the first poem.

    Ossian in Germany Rudolf Tombo
British Dictionary definitions for Old Norse

Old Norse

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 ON See also Proto-Norse, Old Icelandic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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