What does norse mean?

Definitions for norse

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word norse.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Scandinavian, Norse, Northmannoun

    an inhabitant of Scandinavia

  2. Norwegian, Norseman, Norsenoun

    a native or inhabitant of Norway

  3. Scandinavian, Scandinavian language, Nordic, Norse, North Germanic, North Germanic languageadjective

    the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland

  4. Scandinavian, Norseadjective

    of or relating to Scandinavia or its peoples or cultures

    "Norse sagas"; "Norse nomads"

  5. Norwegian, Norseadjective

    of or relating to Norway or its people or culture or language

    "Norwegian herring"


  1. Norseadjective

    Of, or relating to the people, language and culture of Scandinavia.

  2. Norseadjective

    Of, or relating to the North Germanic group of languages.

  3. Norsenoun

    A collective term for Scandinavian (historically Norwegian) people.

  4. Norsenoun

    Speakers of any of the North Germanic languages.

  5. Norsenoun

    The ancient language spoken by Vikings, from which modern Scandinavian languages are derived. Icelandic is the most closely related modern version, having changed little due to Iceland's linguistic isolation.

  6. Etymology: From Noorsch, now spelled Noors.


  1. norse

    Norse is a term used to refer to the North Germanic languages spoken by the Scandinavian people before the year 1300, particularly Old Norse, and their culture and mythology. It is also used to refer to anything related to ancient Scandinavia, such as their history, literature, art, and archaeology.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Norseadjective

    of or pertaining to ancient Scandinavia, or to the language spoken by its inhabitants

  2. Norsenoun

    the Norse language

  3. Etymology: [Dan. Norsk, fr. nord north. See North.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Norse

    nors, adj. pertaining to ancient Scandinavia.—n. the language of ancient Scandinavia—also Old Norse.—n. Norse′man, a Scandinavian or Northman. [Ice. Norskr; Norw. Norsk.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. NORSE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Norse is ranked #105079 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Norse surname appeared 170 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Norse.

    74.1% or 126 total occurrences were White.
    11.1% or 19 total occurrences were Black.
    9.4% or 16 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Anagrams for norse »

  1. noser

  2. Rosen

  3. snore

  4. seron

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of norse in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of norse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of norse in a Sentence

  1. Nicholas Saunders:

    The sword is especially unique as it is the only one discovered in 1,500 early medieval graves so far found in Prague Castle, perhaps Nicholas Saunders was a Slav from a neighboring region, who had mastered Old Norse as well as Slavonic, or perhaps Nicholas Saunders regarded Nicholas Saunders as a genuine Viking.

  2. Scott Sheppard:

    I was so thrilled with the amount of public engagement over the Jupiter moon-naming contest that we've decided to do another one to name these newly discovered Saturnian moons, this time, the moons must be named after giants from Norse, Gallic or Inuit mythology.

  3. Martin Terman:

    In the Norse mythology Loki originally was on the side of the rest of the gods, helping them once or twice using a particularly nast forms of trickery. He was a cunning negotiator with a talent for technicalities. He was sort of the Norse equivalent of a lawyer, no doubt the reason they tied him down in a pit dripping acidic venom on him.

  4. Helle Vandkilde:

    For many years in popular culture, people associated the Viksø helmets with the Vikings, but our research confirms that the helmets were deposited in the bog in about 900 B.C., almost 3,000 years ago and many centuries before the Vikings or Norse dominated the region.

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