Origin of north
Related Words for northnorthward, northern, arctic, northerly, tundra, cold, hyperborean, frozen, polar, boreal, northbound, northmost
Examples from the Web for north
Contemporary Examples of north
According to Pew, 14 of the 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa have blasphemy laws.In Defense of Blasphemy
January 9, 2015
They took cover inside a print works to the north east of Paris, where they held a member of staff as a hostage.France Kills Charlie Hebdo Murderers
January 9, 2015
Current and former intelligence officials have said North Korea has long been a priority target for American spies.
The new information consisted of Internet protocol addresses that Comey said are “exclusively used” by North Korea.
He prepared operations south of Samarra and north of Baghdad.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq
January 6, 2015
Historical Examples of north
I can give you sixty seconds to find that I'm the North Star.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
To us in the North, the African is a comparatively negligible factor.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
He found the district to the north to be a dreary waste, destitute of food and water.
A party of fugitives were to meet her in a wood, that she might conduct them North.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
Ascended the Frere Ranges and got a fine view to the north and east.
Word Origin for north
noun the North
- of or denoting the northern part of a specified country, area, etc
- (as part of a name)North Africa
Old English norð "northern" (adj.), "northwards" (adv.), from Proto-Germanic *nurtha- (cf. Old Norse norðr, Old Saxon north, Old Frisian north, Middle Dutch nort, Dutch noord, German nord), possibly ultimately from PIE *ner- "left," also "below," as north is to the left when one faces the rising sun (cf. Sanskrit narakah "hell," Greek enerthen "from beneath," Oscan-Umbrian nertrak "left"). The same notion underlies Old Irish tuath "left; northern;" Arabic shamal "left hand; north." The usual word for "north" in the Romance languages ultimately is from English, cf. Old French north (Modern French nord), borrowed from Old English norð; Italian, Spanish norte are borrowed from French.
As a noun, c.1200, from the adverb. North Pole attested from mid-15c. (earlier the Arctic pole, late 14c.). North American (n.) first used 1766, by Franklin; as an adjective, from 1770.