English Viking Words

English Viking Words

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I like to remind everyone how that day of the week was named after a Norse God (Tyr, Woden, Thor, Freya) and smile a little at how Christianity couldn’t erase everything about those filthy pagans.

I had no idea just how many words were borrowed from the Norse. Of course, most languages have evolved alongside each other.

Here are 139 Old Norse Words That Invaded the English Language.

Mmmm, cake comes from the old Norse word kaka.

Update: I re-found a video I saw awhile back on the History of the English Language, it covers these Norse inputs.

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