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Definition of Norn in English:


[mass noun]
A form of Norse formerly spoken in Orkney and Shetland 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.


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


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outworn, pawn, prawn, Quorn, sawn, scorn, Sean, shorn, spawn, suborn, sworn, thorn, thrawn, torn, Vaughan, warn, withdrawn, worn, yawn
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