Norman Definition

Any of the Scandinavians who occupied Normandy in the 10th cent. a.d.
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A descendant of the Normans and French who conquered England in 1066
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A person born or living in Normandy.
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A masculine name: dim. Norm.
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  • jessye norman
  • Gregory John Norman
  • Greg Norman

A surname, for someone from Normandy, or for a Viking (Northman).

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).
A male given name used in the Middle Ages and revived in the 19th century.
Of Normandy or its people, language, or culture.
Webster's New World
Designating or of the Romanesque style of architecture as it flourished in Normandy and, after the Norman Conquest, as developed in England: characterized by massive construction, round arches over recessed doors and windows, and carving.
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Other Word Forms of Norman



Origin of Norman

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French Normant (from Old Norse Nordhmadhr) (nordhr north) (madhr man) and from Old English Norman (variant of Northman) (north north ner-1 in Indo-European roots) (man man man-1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French normand.

    From Wiktionary

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