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Historical Examples of varangian
For this purpose there was selected a young Varangian who, with his father, had adopted the Christian faith.
He left no sons, and with him, its fifty-second sovereign, the dynasty of Rurik the Varangian came to an end.
By the mouth of the Neva had passed Rurik and his fellows in their journeys across the Varangian sea,—their own sea.
He returned through Constantinople, where many of the English fugitives were serving in the Varangian guard.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
Thus perished Sviatoslav, in spite of his Slavonic name a thorough type of the Varangian chieftain.The Rise of the Russian Empire
Hector H. Munro
Word Origin for Varangian
"one of the Northmen who founded a dynasty in Russia," 1788, from Medieval Latin Varangus, from Byzantine Greek Barangos, a name ultimately (via Slavic) from Old Norse væringi "a Scandinavian," properly "a confederate," from var- "pledge, faith," related to Old English wær "agreement, treaty, promise," Old High German wara "faithfulness" (see very). Attested in Old Russian as variagi; surviving in Russian varyag "a pedlar," Ukrainian varjah "a big strong man."