Definition of Norn in English:

Norn

noun

  • [mass noun] A form of Norse formerly spoken in Orkney and Shetland but largely extinct by the 19th century.

    • ‘In the recently acquired Orkney and Shetland islands there was a fourth, Norn, a dialect of Norwegian.’
    • ‘By 1200, however, Scandinavian (also referred to as Danish, Old Danish, Norse, Old Norse) had ceased to be spoken in England, but survived elsewhere: for example, as Norn in Orkney and Shetland.’

adjective

  • Relating to Norn.

    • ‘The Norn dialects of Orkney and Shetland, Glaswegian and Highland English are all variably non-standard.’

Origin

From Old Norse norrœn Norn, northern, from northr north.

Pronunciation:

Norn

/nɔːn/