English words that come from Old Norse


Did you know that English gets its words knife, husband, moped, ombudsman, tungsten and smorgasbord from the Swedish kniv, husbonde, moped, ombudsman, tungsten and smörgåsbord, respectively?

I think many people know that many English words come from German, Dutch and French. But the Viking invasion brought many Old Norse words down with it too.

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Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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