Courtesy of The Vintage News
In case you can’t watch the video for whatever reason, here are my favorite Viking words:
Happ is the Old Norse word for good fortune or fate.
A word (Husbondi) in which hus (house) and bondi (occupier and tiller of soil) are fused together into a single term.
From the Old Norse rannsaka, which means to search a house.
Appropriately enough, it comes from slatra-the Norse verb for butchery.
A vindauga is a wind-eye, referring to the ability to see things coming up outside of your house while remaining sheltered inside it.
Loft is the Norse word for the sky, heaven, and a loft.
The names for these comes from skal, a word for a bowl or drinking cup.
The English borrowed several festive customs from Scandinavia, including jol; a pagan feast set in the depths of the winter solstice.
The word blundra means to shut your eyes and, therefore, to walk around banging into things.