[Ques] What does the Old Norse word “vikingr” mean?

The Quiz: What does the Old Norse word “vikingr” mean?

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Explanation : The Vikings did not call themselves by that name; they had their own tribal identifiers. They were referred to by other cultures as “Norse,” “Norsemen” (Northmen), or “Danes.” The word “vikingr” comes from an Old Norse word relating to raiding or pirating. While the most famous Vikings were known to be destructive pirates, the majority were regular farmers, fishermen, craftsmen, and traders.

Correct Answer: Pirate


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