from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Norseman.
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- n. Norse
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. One of the inhabitants of the north of Europe; esp., one of the ancient Scandinavians; a Norseman.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An inhabitant of the north—that is, of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, etc.; a Scandinavian; in a restricted sense, an inhabitant of Norway.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an inhabitant of Scandinavia
The softened form of the word Northman is Norman and the district they settled was called Normandy.
Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse series (I haven't seen True Blood, so I don't know whether the actor who plays him would change my mind).
And do you agree that Eric Northman is a welcome beam of Viking sunshine with impossibly broad shoulders?
From his impeccable sense of fashion to his highlighted hair, Eric Northman is cold, calculating, cruel and completely in control in a way that is mysteriously irresistible.
English, for the word of the Northman was the law, and wherever there seemed need for it, a grim, gray castle towered up solidly above the forest, with a great ditch, called a moat, dug around it; and behind that water and those walls of stone lived Normans, as they now were called.
Among the more famous archbishops of Rouen were: Archbishop Franco (911-19), who baptized the Northman chief Rollo; St. Maurille (1055-67), who reformed his clergy and fought the heresy of Berengarius; John of
The Northman was a great, hulking, wild-maned, brute-faced fellow, capped by an iron helmet and wrapped in a mantle of coarse gray, from whose folds the handle of a battle-axe looked out suggestively; but the boy was of the handsomest Saxon type.
The terrible child of the Northman was the _Feudal System_; which was again the father of those romantic and picturesque children, the _Crusades_; and these, the creators of a European civilization, whose children we are!
_ -- In answer to the inquiry of "Northman" (No. 16.p. 246.), P.C.S.S. has to state, that he believes that the most recent, as it is unquestionably the most copious, work on the topography of Portugal is the _Diccionario Geografico de Portugal_, published at
"Northman" is informed, that on the discovery of America by Columbus, when he landed at Guanahani (now called Cat Island), he thought, in conformity with his theory of the spherical shape of the earth, that he had landed on one of the islands lying at the eastern extremity of