In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
also Old Norse
- Burroo means fortress in Norse and that is what those steep cliffs of the rocky outcrop at the southern tip of the Calf of Man, itself a mile-wide islet off the much bigger Isle of Man, looked like to the Norsemen.
- Based on that, perhaps Norse may have a transcendental element to it that may have been very lost due to the broken lineage.
- Many of the events are legendary and bear similarities to other Germanic historical and mythological literature in Old English, Norse and German.
- The word lek derives from the Norse for dance and is exactly what these birds were doing, puffing out their chests and showing off their white tails and producing a bizarre series of pops and wheezes - all in the hope of attracting a mate.
- Wetwang, by the way, comes from the Norse for ‘rough coarse grass growing from a pool’, which was a new one on Turpin.
- Place names with clear Norse roots like those ending in ‘thwaite’ the Norse for clearing show us they were here.
- The 290,000 Icelanders still speak tenth-century Norse and revere literature.
- Anglo-Saxon, the language of government in England, co-existed with Welsh, Cornish, Norse, Cumbric, and Gaelic - none Romance languages.
- There appear to have been no contact languages or code-mixing between Celtic and Anglo-Saxon through which infiltration could occur, as happened later with Norse and with Norman French.
- Permission was denied to film on St. Kilda, which is in the Hebrides, and where they actually speak Gaelic, while on Foula they speak Norse.
- Engraved in the raw hide of the decaying book, were glyphs - ancient in concept and simple in design; it seemed to be Norse.
- The inscriptions are in runes and Old Norse, but the personal names (both Norse and Celtic) and the grammatically-confused language suggest a thoroughly mixed community.
- Borrowings from Gaelic, Norse, and Norman French have created a diverse patchwork of regional dialects.
- Their language, Norse, left an indelible mark on English.
- I've led rites which mixed Celtic, Norse and Greek.
- Its distinctive features come from Norse, Gaelic and French.
- My earliest Pagan name has been long retired, but meant ‘Strength of the Goddess’ in Norse/Latin.
- In Norse, Valhalla means ‘the house of the slain’.
- English is essentially Norse as spoken by a gang of French thugs.
- War has broken out in the normally sleepy world of Pictish academia over claims that the stone-carved scripts the original inhabitants of Caledonia left behind are not ancient Celtic but twelfth century Norse.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.