Norse
I. noun (plural Norse) Etymology: probably from obsolete Dutch noorsch, adjective, Norwegian, Scandinavian, alteration of obsolete Dutch noordsch northern, from Dutch noord north; akin to Old English north north Date: circa 1688 1. a. Norwegian 2 b. any of the western Scandinavian dialects or languages c. the Scandinavian group of Germanic languages 2. plural a. scandinavians b. norwegians II. adjective Date: 1768 1. of or relating to ancient Scandinavia or the language of its inhabitants 2. Norwegian

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