Old Norse


noun

the Germanic language of medieval Scandinavia. Abbreviations: ON, ON., O.N.

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Origin of Old Norse

First recorded in 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for Old Norse

Old Norse

noun

the language or group of dialects of medieval Scandinavia and Iceland from about 700 to about 1350, forming the North Germanic branch of the Indo-European family of languagesAbbreviation: ON See also Proto-Norse, Old Icelandic
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