What does varangian mean?

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Varangian

    va-ran′ji-an, n. the name given by the Slavic Russians and the Greeks to one of those Northmen or Värings who made settlements on the east side of the Baltic in the second half of the 9th century, and laid the foundations under Rurik of the kingdom of Gardarike out of which grew the subsequent Russia.—Varangian Guard, a trusted bodyguard of the emperors of Constantinople from the end of the 10th century down to the close in 1453.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of varangian in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of varangian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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