One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Inuit or other indigenous inhabitant of Greenland or Vinland (on the NE coast of North America) at the time of early Norse settlement.
- ‘The sagas suggest that the Skraelings retreated, not knowing what to make of her strange behaviour.’
- ‘The Skraeling, whose vision was best at night, were close to blind in the brilliant light of the morning.’
- ‘The Skraelings were terrified at the sight and fled back to their boats and hastened away.’
- ‘Some thirty years later, in 1379, the sagas tell of a Skraeling attack on the Eastern Settlement of Greenland.’
- ‘There was an incident where trading Skraelings were driven off because of a bellowing bull.’
- ‘Now this was the way the Skraelings traded: they bore off their wares in their stomachs.’
- ‘Many archaeologists believe that the Skraelings mentioned in Viking sagas were actually a group referred to as the Recent Indians.’
- ‘They began to fashion their dwellings after those of the Skraelings and not plunder the earth.’
- ‘Schledermann conjectures that these Skraelings may have been at least in part Dorset people.’
- ‘It was here that Borneheld, having somehow escaped the Skraelings, intended to make his stand.’
From Old Norse Skræling(j)ar (plural).
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