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A Scandinavian origin has been proposed ( compare, for example, Norwegian slengenamn, which means " nickname "), but is discounted by the Oxford English Dictionary based on " date and early associations ".
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Abettor ( from to abet, Old French abeter, à and beter, to bait, urge dogs upon any one ; this word is probably of Scandinavian origin, meaning to cause to bite ), is a legal term implying one who instigates, encourages or assists another to commit an offence.
Still others maintain it is of generic Germanic origin, not necessarily Scandinavian, comparing it with the German Knute, Dutch knoet ( both meaning knout ) and with Old Norse knutr, Anglo-Saxon cnotta and English knot.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the noun derives from a verb to kilt, originally meaning " to gird up ; to tuck up ( the skirts ) round the body ", which is apparently of Scandinavian origin.
Primarily they were Vikings of Scandinavian origin, who ventured along the waterways extending from the eastern Baltic to the Black and Caspian Seas.
After the islands were transferred to Scotland, thousands of Scots families emigrated to Shetland in the 16th and 17th centuries but studies of the genetic makeup of the islands ' population indicate that Shetlanders are just under half Scandinavian in origin.
The long-term linguistic effect of the Viking settlements in England was threefold: over a thousand Old Norse words eventually became part of Standard English ; numerous places in the East and North-east of England have Danish names, and many English personal names are of Scandinavian origin.
Old Norse influenced the verb to be ; the replacement of sindon by are is almost certainly Scandinavian in origin, as is the third-person-singular ending-s in the present tense of verbs.
While this account of his death has been superficially Christianised, it also bears strong resemblances to the Scandinavian myth of Thor's fight against Hrungnir, suggesting either a common origin of the two episodes or a later borrowing during the era of Viking influence in Ireland.
The origin of the name Segovia is said of Celtiberian origin, but also thought it was derived from the Visigoth conquest and occupation of Castile by the Goths, a Scandinavian / Germanic tribe lived in Castile from the 4th to 6th centuries AD.
In the notes that accompany the novel, Scott acknowledges that the outer works were Norman but speculates that the keep — which he describes in some detail in the novel ( but which in the notes he says he only viewed hastily )— was similar to Scottish mainland and island Brochs in particular Broch of Mousa in the Shetlands, and hence in Scott's mind, if the castles of the Scottish islands were Scandinavian in origin, then so too could Conisbrough have been a pre-Norman castle built by Scandinavians or Saxons with knowledge of similar Scottish structures.
A danish is a viennoiserie pastry, of Viennese origin, which has become a specialty of Denmark and neighbouring Scandinavian countries.
In historical linguistics, the Å-sound originally had the same origin as the long sound in German Aal and Haar ( Scandinavian ål, hår, English eel, hair ).
The Old Norse, Old Frisian and Old English þing with the meaning " assembly " is identical in origin to the English word thing, German Ding, Dutch ding, and modern Scandinavian ting when meaning " object ".
The word " starboard " is Scandinavian in origin and refers to the wooden board for steer ( ing ), that is, the sweep oar.
To support his ( allegedly ) historical saga he related it to old Scandinavian folklore, describing a nucleus that is supposed to be the origin of both the Scandinavian and the Finnish cultures.
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As it is, they consider that the North is now reaping the fruits of excess egalitarianism, that in spite of its high standard of living the `` American way '' has been proved inferior to the English and Scandinavian ways, although they disapprove of the socialistic features of the latter.
Like the Finnsburg Fragment and several shorter surviving poems, Beowulf has consequently been used as a source of information about Scandinavian personalities such as Eadgils and Hygelac, and about continental Germanic personalities such as Offa, king of the continental Angles.
Early studies into Scandinavian sources / analogues proposed that Beowulf was a translation of an original Scandinavian work, but this idea has been discarded.
In the U. S., the FDA has banned import of any donor sperm, motivated by a risk of Creutzfeldt – Jakob disease, inhibiting the once popular import of, for example, Scandinavian sperm.
Historically the å has developed from a ligature by writing a small a on top of the letter a ; if an å character is unavailable, some Scandinavian languages allow the substitution of a doubled a.
Cooperation with the other Scandinavian countries also is important to Finland, and it has been a member of the Nordic Council since 1955.
The word friend itself has cognates in the other Germanic languages ; but the Scandinavian ones ( like Swedish frände, Danish frænde ) predominatly mean " relative " ( but may also mean soulmate ).
For example, German and Scandinavian " Hund " and Dutch " Hond " are the cognates of English " hound ", but whereas hund and hond refer to dogs in general, in English the sense has been narrowed to dogs used for hunting.
In addition, Gesta Danorum offers singular reflections on European affairs in the High Middle Ages from a unique Scandinavian perspective, supplementing what has been handed down by historians from Western and Southern Europe.
Michael Barnes, professor of Scandinavian Studies at University College London, has published a study, The Norn Language of Orkney and Shetland.
However, that the name " Greuthungi " has pre-Pontic, possibly Scandinavian, origins still has support today.
Scandinavian Airlines has daily scheduled services to Tromsø and Oslo ; there are also irregular charter services to Russia.
For example, the taiga of North America consists of mainly spruces ; Scandinavian and Finnish taiga consists of a mix of spruce, pines and birch ; Russian taiga has spruces, pines and larches depending on the region, the Eastern Siberian taiga being a vast larch forest.
# A Finnish historian, Matti Klinge, has speculated that the words " Wends " or " Vandals " used in Scandinavian sources occasionally meant all peoples of the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea from Pomerania to Finland, including some Finnic peoples.
The word comes to English from Norwegian, but related words are used in several Scandinavian languages-in many cases to refer to any long narrow body of water, rather than the more specific meaning it has in English.
The Scandinavian Defense, which in the main line features queen moves by Black on the second and third moves, is considered sound and has been played at world championship level.
" However, Janet Nelson thought that his reign has been under-appreciated in modern scholarship, and that he laid the foundations for Alfred's success, finding new as well as traditional answers, and coping more effectively with Scandinavian attacks than most contemporary rulers.
The region's ethnic diversity has been affected by repeated waves of immigrant workers from abroad: Belgians before 1910 ; Poles and Italians in the 1920s and 1930s ; Italians and Germans since 1945 and North Africans and Portuguese since 1960 ; and large cities like Lille, Calais, and Boulogne are home to sizable communities of British, Dutch, Scandinavian, Sub-Saharan African, and Latin American immigrants and their descendants.
Another source of income lately has been the sale of Internet domain names under the NU top level domain, which are particularly popular in Scandinavia, Belgium and the Netherlands, since nu means " now " in the Scandinavian languages and Dutch.