Definitions for varangian

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  1. Varangian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Varangians.

  2. Varangian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Varanger Peninsula in Norway.

  3. Varangian(ProperNoun)

    A member of the ethnically Scandinavian people around the borders of Constantinople in the ninth and tenth centuries.

  4. Varangian(ProperNoun)

    The imperial body guard at Constantinople from 955.

  5. Varangian(ProperNoun)

    A period of intense glaciation during the late Proterozoic eon.

  6. Origin: Ultimately from Βάραγγος, from Vǽringi.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Varangian(noun)

    one of the Northmen who founded a dynasty in Russia in the 9th century; also, one of the Northmen composing, at a later date, the imperial bodyguard at Constantinople

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