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From Middle English Norman, from Old English Norman (a variant of Norþman) and Old French Normant.

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.

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Norman (plural Normans)

  1. A person whose ancestors are from Normandy or who resides in Normandy.
  2. A member of the mixed Scandinavian and Frankish peoples who, in the 11th century, were a major military power in Western Europe and who conquered the English in 1066.
  3. (rare) A Northman.

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Norman

  1. The langue d'oïl variant, closely related to the French of Île-de-France (i.e. Paris), spoken in Normandy and the Channel Islands, and was for several centuries the ruling language of England (see Anglo-Norman).
  2. A surname transferred from the nickname, for someone from Normandy, or for a Viking (Northman).
  3. A male given name from Old English used in the Middle Ages and revived in the 19th century.
    • 1815, Christian Isobel Johnstone, Clan-Albin, The Novelist's Magazine, C. Alexander, published 1833, page 155:
      "Let him be named Norman", said the lady; "it was the name of him who last - it was the name of the youngest son of Macalbin."
    • 1995, Stephen King, Rose Madder, Viking, →ISBN, page 136:
      "Yes," she said, "the husband is pretty ex." And then, for no reason at all, she added: "His name is Norman."
      Bill nodded solemnly. "I see why you left him."
      Rosie began to giggle and clapped her hands to her mouth.
  4. A city, the county seat of Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States

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Norman (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to Normandy or its inhabitants (present or past).
    • 1999, Linda Flavell, Roger Flavell, “1066[:] The Normans Begin to Erect Castles”, in dictionary of english down through the ages[:] words & phrases born out of historical events great & small, 2005 edition, London: Kyle Cathie Limited, →ISBN, page 17:
      The early years of Norman occupation saw a frenzy of castle building.
  2. Relating to the Norman language or the dialect of French spoken in Normandy.
    Norman vocabulary
  3. Relating to the Romanesque architecture developed by the Normans after the Norman Conquest, characterized by large arches and heavy columns.
  4. (design, attributive) Having a counterintuitive design that confuses users about proper operation; after Don Norman, author of The Design of Everyday Things (1988).
    Darn Norman door! I thought I had to push, but I actually had to pull.

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From English Norman, from Middle English, from Old English and from Old French.

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Norman

  1. a male given name from English

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Norman m anim

  1. Norman

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  • Norman in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • Norman in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

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From Old English Norþman (northerner) and Old French Normant.

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Norman (plural Normannes)

  1. A member of the mixed Scandinavian and Frankish peoples who, in the 11th century, were a major military power in Western Europe and who conquered the English in 1066.
  2. A person from Norway; a Norwegian.

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  • English: Norman

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Norman oblique singularm (oblique plural Normans, nominative singular Normans, nominative plural Norman)

  1. Norman (someone from Normandy)

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Norman m (oblique plural Normans, nominative singular Normans, nominative plural Norman)

  1. Norman (someone from Normandy)

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  • IPA(key): /nǒrmaːn/
  • Hyphenation: Nor‧man

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Nòrmān m (Cyrillic spelling Но̀рма̄н)

  1. Norman (member of an ancient Germanic people)

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