the subbranch of Germanic that includes the languages of Scandinavia and Iceland.
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Also called Scandinavian.
Origin of North Germanic
First recorded in 1925–30
Words nearby North Germanic
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British Dictionary definitions for North Germanic
a subbranch of the Germanic languages that consists of Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic, and their associated dialectsSee also Old Norse
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