Complete Definition of "Norman"

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English

Etymology
It is certain that the word is derived from the base of the Ger. words for term|north and the Germanic base of the words for term|man. However, given the frequent movement of Germanic groups especially into and out of Britain in the post-classical world, it is unclear in what tongue it came to be used first. In addition, the generally accepted meaning, a person from Normandy or one of the many French speaking invaders to Britain, was used chiefly by Anglo-Norman and OF., though it originally referred to any Scandinavian of the time. See also term|Northman.

Pronunciation
rhymes|ÉË(r)mÉn

Noun
en-noun

  1. A person whose ancestors are from Normandy or who resides in Normandy.
  2. A member of the mixed Scandinavian and Frankish peoples who in the 11th century were a major military power in Western Europe and who conquered the English in 1066.
  3. rare A Northman.

Translations
trans-top|a person from Normandy
trans-mid
Swedish: t|sv|Normand
trans-bottom

trans-top|a Northman
trans-mid
Swedish: t|sv|Nordbo
trans-bottom

Derived terms
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Proper noun
en-proper noun

  1. The langue d'oïl variant, closely related to the French of "Ile de France" (i.e. Paris), spoken in Normandy and the Channel Islands, which influenced the development of Quebec French (until the mid 20th century), and was for several centuries the ruling language of England (see Anglo-Norman).
  2. given name|male

Translations
trans-top|the Norman language
trans-mid
Swedish: t|sv|Normandiska
trans-bottom

trans-top|male given name
trans-mid
Scottish Gaelic: t|gd|Tormod
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Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. Of or pertaining to Normandy or its inhabitants (present or past).
  2. Relating to the Norman language.

#:Norman vocabulary

  1. rare Referring to the dialect of French spoken there.
  2. Relating to the Romanesque architecture developed by the Normans after the Norman Conquest, characterized by large arches and heavy columns.

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