noun (sometimes lowercase)
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Origin of Viking
Example sentences from the Web for vikings
Part of that lies in the paucity of documentation of what the Vikings actually did during their raids.
One of the reasons the Vikings are viewed so negatively is that their violence could seem wanton or irrational.
More importantly, contends Winroth, the Vikings were acting completely rationally with their raids.
Not only are the Vikings completely misunderstood, he argues, but they may have saved Europe.
Those riches did not disappear, as the Vikings were well integrated in the European trade network.
Why on earth did the Vikings leave it to be defended by one man?Ned, the son of Webb|William O. Stoddard
On hearing of this disaster the vikings in Exeter surrendered the place on being granted a free departure.
When the Vikings invaded the county, the wide dales only had been occupied by these early settlers.The Danes in Lancashire and Yorkshire|S. W. Partington
It mattered not greatly that few of the vikings understood his words, so fierce and so triumphant was the music of his singing.Ulric the Jarl|William O. Stoddard
So there was a shouting when we came to the camp, and men ran together to stare at the vikings and their king.King Alfred's Viking|Charles W. Whistler
British Dictionary definitions for vikings
noun (sometimes not capital)
Word Origin for Viking
Cultural definitions for vikings
Warriors from Scandinavia who raided much of coastal Europe in the eighth to tenth centuries. The Vikings traveled in boats with high bows and sterns, carefully designed for either rough seas or calm waters. Eventually some Vikings settled in the countries they plundered and established new societies.