Thus perished Sviatoslav, in spite of his Slavonic name a thorough type of the Varangian chieftain.
On the way he turned aside to Polotzk, then held as a dependent fief by a Varangian named Rogvolod.
For this purpose there was selected a young Varangian who, with his father, had adopted the Christian faith.
The Varangian princes, invited by the Novgorodians, of whom Rurik was the chief, soon signalized themselves by great expeditions.
I found the kislischi nearly identical with the ancient Scandinavian mead: no doubt it dates from the Varangian rule in Russia.
Glycerium responded, with a slight air of constraint, “Sigurd Olafson, the young Varangian captain.”
Its rulers were brave, their Varangian followers were courageous, the city was strong.
By the mouth of the Neva had passed Rurik and his fellows in their journeys across the Varangian sea,—their own sea.
He left no sons, and with him, its fifty-second sovereign, the dynasty of Rurik the Varangian came to an end.
He returned through Constantinople, where many of the English fugitives were serving in the Varangian guard.
"one of the Northmen who founded a dynasty in Russia," 1788, from Medieval Latin Varangus, from Byzantine Greek Barangos, a name ultimately (via Slavic) from Old Norse væringi "a Scandinavian," properly "a confederate," from var- "pledge, faith," related to Old English wær "agreement, treaty, promise," Old High German wara "faithfulness" (see very). Attested in Old Russian as variagi; surviving in Russian varyag "a pedlar," Ukrainian varjah "a big strong man."