• Jeffrey Brian Flood

English words of Viking origin


As portrayed in the television series Vikings and The Last Kingdom, the Viking invasion of England began in 793 AD. They left their imprint upon the English language. Here are some of the words you might recognize from Old Norse. Pictured: Ivar the Boneless from the series Vikings.


Husband,

loan,

sale,

skill,

steak,

troll,

saga,

bug,

dirt,

rotten,

call,

choose,

clip,

get,

hit,

run,

scare,

take,

seem,

want,

ball,

band,

cake,

window,

foot,

leg,

skin,

happy,

anger


And there are more, many more.

0 comments

Recent Posts

See All