Definition of Noric in US English:



  • 1Of or relating to Noricum, an ancient Celtic kingdom and later Roman province in Western Europe whose borders roughly corresponded to present-day Austria.

  • 2Made from or designating a kind of steel manufactured in this area, used especially for swords.

  • 3Geology= Norian. Also as noun Now rare.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Abraham Fleming (c1552–1607), author, literary editor, and Church of England clergyman. From classical Latin Nōricus of or belonging to Nōricum, probably ultimately from the same base as Noreia, the name of the ancient capital of the later Roman province of Nōricum in present-day Austria + -icus.