List of 18 Words That Came From the Vikings
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|aloft||From Old Norse ā lopt, meaning "in the air."|
From Old Norse berserkr, which is a combination of ber ("bear") and serkr ("shirt").
From Old Norse blunda or Norwegian dialect blundra, meaning to close one's eyes.
|cake||From the Old Norse word kaka.|
|elf||From the Old Norse word alfr.|
|freckle||From the Old Norse word freknōttr.|
From Old Norse hūsbōndi, hūs meaning "house" and bōndi meaning "holder."
|knife||From the Old Norse word knīfr.|
From Old Norse rannsaka, meaning to search (saka) a house (rann).
|scale||From the Old Norse word skāl.|
|slaughter||From the Old Norse word slātra.|
|steak||From Old Norse steik, meaning "to roast."|
From Old Norse thōrsdagr. The word means "Thor's Day," named after the Norse god of thunder.
The word means "demon" or "giant" in Old Norse.
|ugly||From the Old Norse word uggligr.|
|Viking||From Old Norse vīkingr.|
|window||From the Old Norse word vindauga.|
|yule||From Old Norse jōl or Old English geōl.|