It’s not only in places names in for instance France and England, or in the days of the week names (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Freday) – that Old Norse has left its mark. Also in common everyday words there are traces.
In connection with launch of “The Last Kingdom”, BBC America has compiled a list of 10 such words. Some are relatively known if you speak a modern Scandinavian language or have spent even a little time studying the Viking Age, however there are some surprising words too – like “happy” and “window”. Check out the whole list, and explanations in link below.
Read more: BBC America.com