Old Norse


: the North Germanic language of the Scandinavian peoples prior to about 1350 see Indo-European Languages Table

Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Old Norse was in 1833

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“Old Norse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Old%20Norse. Accessed 3 Jun. 2024.

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Old Norse

: the Germanic language of the Scandinavian peoples before about 1350
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