​Viking – Someone who takes trips

Viking – Norse seafarer, mainly speaking the Old Norse language, who raided and traded from their Northern European homelands.

The use as ‘scandanavian pirate’ can be dated back to 1801 and comes from the old Norse word ‘vikingr’ meaning ‘see-rover’, which was actually a variant of the Latin word ‘vicus’ meaning ‘village’, in the 10th century a ‘viking’ was a ‘trip away from the village’, later becoming those who took the trips.

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