I've just been listening to someone who knows more than me discussing whether powerful Scandinavians and powerful Anglo-Saxons who met in England during the Danelaw would have been able to understand each other. They probably could.Vorpal wrote: ↑15 Sep 2021, 1:51pmIt's true! The Vikings were surprisingly diverse.
The word 'vik' just means inlet or creek mouth in Norwegian. I guess they are good places to ground boats. (though I gather the origin of the word 'Viking' is somewhat in dispute, even in Scandinavia)