Housecarl definition

houskärl
A member of the bodyguard or household troops of a Danish or Anglo-Saxon king or noble.
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A member of the bodyguard or household troops of a Danish or English king or nobleman in late Anglo-Saxon times.
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(historical) A member of the Scandinavian royal household troops.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
housecarl
Plural:
housecarls

Origin of housecarl

  • Old Norse huskarl

    From Wiktionary