Norman

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

It is certain that the word is derived from the base of the Germanic words for north and the Germanic base of the words for 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 Old French, though it originally referred to any Scandinavian of the time. See also Northman.

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Noun[edit]

Norman (plural Normans)

  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.

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Proper noun[edit]

Norman

  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. A surname, for someone from Normandy, or for a Viking (Northman).
  3. A male given name used in the Middle Ages and revived in the 19th century.
    • 1815 Christian Isobel Johnstone, Clan-Albin, The Novelist's Magazine, C. Alexander 1833, page 155
      "Let him be named Norman", said the lady; "it was the name of him who last - it was the name of the youngest son of Macalbin."
    • 1995, Stephen King, Rose Madder, Viking 1995, ISBN 0670858692, page 136
      "Yes," she said, "the husband is pretty ex." And then, for no reason at all, she added: "His name is Norman."
      Bill nodded solemnly. "I see why you left him."
      Rosie began to giggle and clapped her hands to her mouth.

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Adjective[edit]

Norman (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to Normandy or its inhabitants (present or past).
  2. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) Relating to the Norman language.
    Norman vocabulary
  3. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) (rare) Referring to the dialect of French spoken in Normandy.
  4. Relating to the Romanesque architecture developed by the Normans after the Norman Conquest, characterized by large arches and heavy columns.

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Old French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Norman m (oblique plural Normans, nominative singular Normans, nominative plural Norman)

  1. Norman (someone from Normandy)

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Old Provençal[edit]

Noun[edit]

Norman m (oblique plural Normans, nominative singular Normans, nominative plural Norman)

  1. Norman (someone from Normandy)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nǒrmaːn/
  • Hyphenation: Nor‧man

Proper noun[edit]

Nòrmān m (Cyrillic spelling Но̀рма̄н)

  1. Norman (member of an ancient Germanic people)

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