Norse may refer to:

In history:

  • Norsemen, the Scandinavian people before the Christianisation of Scandinavia
    • Norse mythology
    • Norse paganism
    • Norse art
    • Norse activity in the British Isles

In language:

  • West Norse, the modern languages of Norwegian, Faroese, and Icelandic
  • East Norse, the modern languages of Danish and Swedish
  • Old Norse, a North Germanic language in use from c. AD 800 to c. AD 1300
  • Proto-Norse language, the Germanic language predecessor of Old Norse
  • Norn, an extinct North Germanic language that was spoken in Shetland and Orkney, off the north coast of mainland Scotland, and in Caithness.

In sports:

  • Northern Kentucky Norse, the intercollegiate athletic program of Northern Kentucky University.
  • Luther College Norse, mascot of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

People with the surname:

  • Harold Norse, American poet

Other articles related to "norse":

Caittil Find
857) was the leader of a contingent of Norse-Gaels, recorded as being defeated in battle in 857 CE ... have considered him to be identical to Ketill Flatnose, a prominent Norse sea-king who had strong associations with the Hebrides of Scotland and Olaf the White ... Ímar and Amlaíb inflicted a rout on Caitil the Fair and his Norse-Irish in the lands of Munster ...
Macaulay Family Of Lewis - Origins - Etymology of The Name and The Persistence of Norse in Lewis
... names are ultimately derived from Gaelic forms of the Old Norse personal-name Áleifr and Óláfr ... The personal name Óláfr is derived from the Old Norse anu, meaning "ancestor" and liefr, meaning "heir", "descendant" ... and also the Landnámabók which details the original Norse settlement of Iceland in the 9th and 10th centuries ...
Transport In The Channel Islands - History - From The Iron Age
... From the beginning of the 9th century Norse raiders appeared on the coasts ... Norse settlement succeeded initial attacks, and it is from this period that many place names of Norse origin appear, including the modern names of the islands ...
An Introduction To Old Norse
... An Introduction to Old Norse is an English textbook written by E.V ... The book is commonly accepted as a standard text for anyone studying Old Norse ... It includes a long introduction, a short grammar of Old Norse, a glossary, an index of names and selections from the Elder Edda as well as a number of other sagas (all in Old Norse) ...

Famous quotes containing the word norse:

    Carlyle has not the simple Homeric health of Wordsworth, nor the deliberate philosophic turn of Coleridge, nor the scholastic taste of Landor, but, though sick and under restraint, the constitutional vigor of one of his old Norse heroes.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)