Nordic

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown, possibly from the French word nord or the Dutch noord, both of which are used to refer to the northward direction. Compare to Old English norþ, the Proto-Germanic *nurþan, *nurþran (“north”), and to the Proto-Indo-European *ner- (“lower, bottom; to sink, shrivel").

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Nordic (comparative more Nordic, superlative most Nordic)

  1. Of or relating to the Nordic countries.
  2. Of or relating to the light colouring and tall stature of Nordic peoples.
  3. (linguistics) Of or relating to the family of North Germanic languages.
  4. (skiing) Of or relating to cross-country skiing or ski jumping. (Compare alpine.)

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  • Skiing sense often lower case.

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Noun[edit]

Nordic (plural Nordics)

  1. A person of Nordic descent or having features typical of Nordic people.
  2. (ufology) A race of extraterrestrials similar in appearance to Nordic humans.
    • 2007, Erich Goode, D. Angus Vail, Extreme Deviance, Pine Forge Press, page 41:
      Called “Nordics,” the aliens are human-like in appearance, of average height, and often have long, flowing hair. Contactees are typically struck by the beauty of the Nordics, as was Howard Menger (1959): “She seemed to radiate and glow,” Menger explains,
    • 2012, Kelly Milner Halls, Alien Investigation: Searching for the Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Millbrook Press, page 45:
      But the third most common alien is called a Nordic, or humanoid.
    • 2012, Patricia D. Netzley, Extraterrestrial Life: Alien Encounters, Reference Point Press, page 33:
      Known as Nordics, these extraterrestrials are said to have blond hair, blue eyes, and pale skin and are anywhere from 6 to 8 feet (183cm to 244cm) tall.

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