Old Norse Word List: A Brief Glossary of 10,000 Old Norse and Old Icelandic Words
Old Norse is a North Germanic language spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia from about the 7th to the 15th centuries. It has today evolved into the modern languages of Icelandic, Farœse, Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish. During the Viking Age it also had an impact and influence on the English language which resulted in the simplification of its grammar, and many loan words which are still in use today. The aim of this book is to be useful to anyone wishing to study, read, and understand the fascinating wealth of Old Norse and Old Icelandic literature available in its original form. In this book there are over 10,000 words included (in both Norse to English and English to Norse format), as well as notes on the main word form differences between Old Norse and Old Icelandic, and the use of numbers in Old Norse.