Definition of Norn in English:

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Norn

Pronunciation: /nôrn/

noun

A form of Norse formerly spoken in the Orkney and Shetland Islands and some other parts of northern Scotland but largely extinct by the 19th century.
Example sentences
  • By 1200, however, Scandinavian (also referred to as Danish, Old Danish, Norse, Old Norse) had ceased to be spoken in England, but survived elsewhere: for example, as Norn in Orkney and Shetland.
  • In the recently acquired Orkney and Shetland islands there was a fourth, Norn, a dialect of Norwegian.

adjective

Relating to Norn.
Example sentences
  • The Norn dialects of Orkney and Shetland, Glaswegian and Highland English are all variably non-standard.

Origin

From Old Norse norrœn 'Norn, northern', from northr 'north'.

Words that rhyme with Norn

adorn, born, borne, bourn, Braun, brawn, corn, dawn, drawn, faun, fawn, forborne, forewarn, forlorn, freeborn, lawn, lorn, morn, mourn, newborn, outworn, pawn, prawn, Quorn, sawn, scorn, Sean, shorn, spawn, suborn, sworn, thorn, thrawn, torn, Vaughan, warn, withdrawn, worn, yawn
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