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NORSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Norse mean? 

NORSE (noun)
  The noun NORSE has 3 senses:

1. an inhabitant of Scandinavia
2. a native or inhabitant of Norway
3. the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland

  Familiarity information: NORSE used as a noun is uncommon.


NORSE (adjective)
  The adjective NORSE has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to Scandinavia or its peoples or cultures
2. of or relating to Norway or its people or culture or language

  Familiarity information: NORSE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NORSE (noun)


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Meaning:

An inhabitant of Scandinavia

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Norse; Northman; Scandinavian

Hypernyms ("Norse" is a kind of...):

European (a native or inhabitant of Europe)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Norse"):

Viking (any of the Scandinavian people who raided the coasts of Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries)

berserk; berserker (one of the ancient Norse warriors legendary for working themselves into a frenzy before a battle and fighting with reckless savagery and insane fury)

Holonyms ("Norse" is a member of...):

Scandinavia (a group of culturally related countries in northern Europe; Finland and Iceland are sometimes considered Scandinavian)


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Meaning:

A native or inhabitant of Norway

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Norwegian; Norseman; Norse

Hypernyms ("Norse" is a kind of...):

European (a native or inhabitant of Europe)

Holonyms ("Norse" is a member of...):

Kingdom of Norway; Noreg; Norge; Norway (a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula; achieved independence from Sweden in 1905)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Nordic; North Germanic; North Germanic language; Scandinavian language; Scandinavian; Norse

Hypernyms ("Norse" is a kind of...):

Germanic; Germanic language (a branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Norse"):

Danish (a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Denmark)

Icelandic (a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Iceland)

Norwegian (a Scandinavian language that is spoken in Norway)

Swedish (a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Sweden and one of two official languages of Finland)

Faeroese; Faroese (a Scandinavian language (closely related to Icelandic) that is spoken on the Faroe Islands)


NORSE (adjective)


Sense 1Norse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to Scandinavia or its peoples or cultures

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

Norse; Scandinavian

Context examples:

Norse sagas / Norse nomads


Sense 2Norse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

Norwegian; Norse

Context example:

Norwegian herring

Pertainym:

Norway (a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula; achieved independence from Sweden in 1905)


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