[ nawrth-muh n ]
/ ˈnɔrθ mən /

noun, plural North·men.

one of the ancient Scandinavians, especially a member of the group that from about the 8th to the 11th century made many raids and established settlements in Great Britain, Ireland, many parts of continental Europe, and probably in parts of North America.
Also Norseman.

Origin of Northman

before 900; Old English northman(n) (not recorded in ME); see north, -man Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈnɔːθmən) /

noun plural -men

another name for a Viking

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