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English definition of “Norse”


adjective     /nɔːs/ US  /nɔːrs/
belonging or relating to the people who lived in Scandinavia in the past, especially the Vikings: Norse mythology a Norse god/warriorNames of groups of people who lived in the past Norseman     /ˈnɔːs.mən/ US  /ˈnɔːrs-/ noun [C] Names of groups of people who lived in the past
(Definition of Norse adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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