What is another word for Vikings?

Pronunciation: [vˈa͡ɪkɪŋz] (IPA)

The Vikings, also known as Norsemen, were a seafaring people from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden who dominated much of the European continent through raiding, trading, and colonization. They were known for their skilled shipbuilding, exploration, and fierce warrior culture. Other synonyms for the Vikings include the Northmen, the Scandinavians, the Raiders, the Varangians, the Heathens, and the Norse. These terms refer to the same group of people who left a lasting impact on history through their conquests, language, art, and mythology. Today, many people still find inspiration in the strong and adventurous spirit of the Vikings.

What are the hypernyms for Vikings?

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

Usage examples for Vikings

These hopes were openly expressed, and with very little more idea of there being any right or wrong in the matter than so many Norse Vikings might have felt.
"Thomas Hart Benton"
Theodore Roosevelt
Poverty is very terrible to you, and kills the soul in you sometimes; but it is the north wind that lashed men into Vikings; it is the soft, luscious south wind that lulls to lotus dreams.
"The Jericho Road"
W. Bion Adkins
And two hundred years later they made common cause with the Vikings: so the other Gaels, who would have nothing to do with the foreigners, scornfully named the men of Galloway 'stranger Gaels.
"The Heather-Moon"
C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

Famous quotes with Vikings

  • Everything we talk about is about beating the Packers, the Bears and the Vikings. Obviously there are other teams in the league, but if you can dominate and be on top of your division you are always in the playoff hunt. It's time for us to win that thing.
    Steve Mariucci
  • Your travel life has the aspect of a dream. It is something outside the normal, yet you are in it. It is peopled with characters you have never seen before and in all probability will never see again. It brings occasional homesickness, and loneliness, and pangs of longing... But you are like the Vikings who have gone into a world of adventure, and home is not home until you return.
    Agatha Christie
  • It is the great north wind that made the Vikings.
    Scandinavian Proverb
  • Denmark (also called "Norway") is best known as the original home of the prune Danish as well as the Vikings, who wore hats with horns sticking out of them, and for a very good reason: they were insane.
    Dave Barry
  • We have seen that Alfred in his day had never hesitated to use money as well as arms. Ethelred used money instead of arms. He used it in ever-increasing quantities, with ever-diminishing returns … There is the record of a final payment to the Vikings in 1012. This time forty-eight thousand pounds' weight of silver was extracted, and the oppressors enforce the collection by the sack of Canterbury, holding Archbishop Alphege to ransom, and finally killing him at Greenwich because he refused to coerce his flock to raise the money. The Chronicle states: "All these calamities fell upon us through evil counsel, because tribute was not offered to them at the right time, nor yet were they resisted; but, when they had done the most evil, then was peace made with them. And notwithstanding all this peace and tribute they went everywhere in companies, harried our wretched people, and slew them"
    Winston Churchill

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