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Old Norse

Syllabification: Old Norse

Definition of Old Norse in English:

noun

The North Germanic (Scandinavian) language of medieval Norway, Iceland, Denmark, and Sweden up to the 14th century, from which the modern Scandinavian languages are derived. See also Old Icelandic.
Example sentences
  • There were also the vernaculars such as Irish, Old English, Old Norse, Frisian, Old Saxon, Old High German, Hebrew, and the Slav languages, and in the east a host more such as Greek, Coptic, Arabic, Syriac, Armenian, and Aramaic.
  • Members of the Yorkshire Ridings Society made their declarations in four locations and in four languages - Latin, Old English, Old Norse and Modern English.
  • The declaration, in Latin, Old English, Old Norse and modern English, is read to the West Riding, North Riding, City of York and East Riding in turn.

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