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Viking1

Syllabification: Vi·king
Pronunciation: /ˈvīkiNG
 
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noun

Any of the Scandinavian seafaring pirates and traders who raided and settled in many parts of northwestern Europe in the 8th-11th centuries.
Example sentences
  • We should not forget that the Vikings continued to raid north-west Wales well into the 1130s.
  • So who were the Vikings raiding around the Welsh coast, the Welsh or themselves?
  • In the 8th century the Vikings began one of the most remarkable periods of expansion in history.

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Of or relating to the Vikings or the period in which they lived.

Origin

from Old Norse víkingr, from vík 'creek' or Old English wīc 'camp, dwelling place'.

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  • The Vikings were seafaring pirates and traders from Scandinavia who raided and settled in many parts of north-western Europe from the 8th to the 11th century. Scholars formerly assumed that the name came from Scandinavian vík ‘creek, inlet’, and referred to their setting out from the inlets of the sea, but it may well derive from Old English wīc ‘camp’, since formation of temporary encampments was a prominent feature of Viking raids. The situation is complicated by the fact that it is not an old word in English, but borrowed from Icelandic in the early 19th century, although there was an equivalent Old English word wicing.

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Syllabification: Vi·king
Pronunciation: /ˈvīkiNG
 
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Either of two American space probes sent to Mars in 1975, each of which consisted of a lander that conducted experiments on the surface and an orbiter.

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Viking3

Line breaks: Vi¦king
Pronunciation: /ˈvʌɪkɪŋ/

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A shipping forecast area covering the open sea between southern Norway and the Shetland Islands.

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