norman

Definition of norman

nor´man
n.1.(Naut.) A wooden bar, or iron pin.
prop. a.1.Of or pertaining to Normandy or to the Normans; as, the Norman language; the Norman conquest.
Norman style
(Arch.) a style of architecture which arose in the tenth century, characterized by great massiveness, simplicity, and strength, with the use of the semicircular arch, heavy round columns, and a great variety of ornaments, among which the zigzag and spiral or cable-formed ornaments were prominent.
prop. n.1.A native or inhabitant of Normandy; originally, one of the Northmen or Scandinavians who conquered Normandy in the 10th century; afterwards, one of the mixed (Norman-French) race which conquered England, under William the Conqueror.

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Normandie, Normandy
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