Old Norse

NOUN
  1. the extinct Germanic language of medieval Scandinavia and Iceland from about to 700 to 1350
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How To Use Old Norse In A Sentence

  • Jealousy was not the passion to loosen the tongue of the sagaman, and in so far as that is the theme of "King Erik," the play is not Old Norse in origin. The Influence of Old Norse Literature on English Literature
  • And then we shall not be sorry because we cannot get a Gairfowl to stuff, much less find gairfowl enough to drive them into stone pens and slaughter them, as the old Norsemen did, or drive them on board along a plank till the ship was victualled with them, as the old English and French rovers used to do, of whom dear old The Water-Babies A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby
  • Update: Paul sez, "Old Norse and Old English poetry (written down in the 13th and 8th-11th centuries respectively, but often of earlier oral origins) know the tradition of" flyting, "insulting speech esp. before battle. Boing Boing: January 29, 2006 - February 4, 2006 Archives
  • “Steak,” for example is good Old Norse steik, as in steikja, which meant to roast on a spit. Archaeology, Names, and Words
  • Or "lens" which comes from the Latin "lentil" or "window" meaning "eye of wind" in old Norse?
  • And then we shall not be sorry because we cannot get a Gairfowl to stuff, much less find gairfowl enough to drive them into stone pens and slaughter them, as the old Norsemen did, or drive them on board along a plank till the ship was victualled with them, as the old English and French rovers used to do, of whom dear old Hakluyt tells: but we shall remember what Mr. Tennyson says: how The Water Babies
  • A collection of Old Norse poems, called the Elder or Poetic Edda, assembled in the early 3th century.
  • Or "lens" which comes from the Latin "lentil" or "window" meaning "eye of wind" in old Norse?
  • I also thought that our hero would inject a little modern/alien thinking into Old Norse and let the heroine, who, in point of fact, saved her people, become the queen, but no, he totally accepts the badge of kingliness and rules happily ever after, I guess. Day in the Life of an Idiot
  • The region is packed with hundreds of bodies of water, relics of the last ice age, 10,000 years ago, but most are deemed too small to be called lakes, and are referred to locally in the old Norse word, tarns.
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