- of or relating to ancient Scandinavia, its inhabitants, or their language.
- Norwegian(def 1).
Origin of Norse
Examples from the Web for norse
He added that Norse has good relations with the FBI and has consulted with them on other crime cases.FBI Won’t Stop Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack -- Despite New Evidence
December 30, 2014
From afar, the confab known as the World Economic Forum in Davos looked a little like Asgard, the mythical home of the Norse gods.At Davos 2014, The Gods Of Mischief Rule
January 21, 2014
In Norse mythology, Loki is a shape-shifting god who enjoys the occasional turn as a woman.How Marvel’s Loki Became A Bi-curious Villain
November 9, 2013
Did naming your car after a Norse, shape-shifting god help you avoid speed traps?Maggie Stiefvater Talks New Novel ‘The Raven Boys,’ Fast Cars, and YA Fiction
September 28, 2012
Why did the Norse not turn back and find a way to warmer climes, but instead map the North Sea and the coastline?This Week’s Hot Reads: June 18, 2012
June 18, 2012
In Domesday it is spelt 'Flaneburg,' and flane is the Norse for an arrow or sword.Yorkshire Painted And Described
William Bowie; probably from Gaelic buidhe, yellow, and so not Norse at all.Lavengro
This country was a common field for the depredations of the Norse rovers.Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)
"I will show you," said Dulcibel, the Norse blood of her father glowing in her face.Dulcibel
Trustworthy pictures of Norse houses and costumes are difficult to obtain.Viking Tales
- of, relating to, or characteristic of ancient and medieval Scandinavia or its inhabitants
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Norway
Word Origin and History for norse
1590s, "a Norwegian," from obsolete Dutch Noorsch (adj.) "Norwegian," from noordsch "northern, nordic," from noord "north" (see north). Also in some cases borrowed from cognate Danish or Norwegian norsk. As a language, from 1680s. Old Norse attested from 1844. An Old English word for "a Norwegian" was Norðman. As an adjective from 1768.
In Old French, Norois as a noun meant "a Norse, Norseman," also "action worth of a man from the North (i.e. usually considered as deceitful)" [Hindley, et. al.]; as an adjective it meant "northern, Norse, Norwegian," also "proud, fierce, fiery, strong."