What is another word for viking?

Pronunciation: [vˈa͡ɪkɪŋ] (IPA)

The word "Viking" is often used to refer to the Scandinavian seafaring people who were known for their raiding and conquests during the Middle Ages. However, there are a number of synonyms that can be used to describe these people, depending on the context. Some of the most common synonyms include Norsemen, which specifically refers to people from Norway, and Danes, which refers to people from Denmark. Other synonyms include Northmen, which refers to people from Scandinavia in general, and raiders or pirates, which emphasizes the Viking reputation for plundering and looting. Finally, some more obscure synonyms for Viking include Varangians (which refers specifically to Vikings who traveled east into what is now Russia) and Normans (which refers to Vikings who settled in northern France).

What are the hypernyms for Viking?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    norse, norseman, northman, Nordic explorer, Norse raider, Norse seafarer, Norseman explorer, Scandinavian explorer, Scandinavian warrior, Viking seafarer.

What are the hyponyms for Viking?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Viking

How telling the fair viking type of baby must be to these little black-eyed, wondering worshippers, far more fascinating and wonderful, I am sure, than their miraculous six-armed gods.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch
The great Texan hero, Houston, who drank hard and fought hard, who was mighty in battle and crafty in council, with his reckless, boastful courage and his thirst for changes and risks of all kinds, his propensity for private brawling, and his queerly blended impulses for good and evil, might, with very superficial alterations of character, stand as the type of an old-world viking-plus the virtue of a deep and earnestly patriotic attachment to his whole country.
"Thomas Hart Benton"
Theodore Roosevelt
"Like a viking of old," whispered Molly to her mother.
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home"
Nell Speed

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