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Old Norse For Beginners Web Site
A web site with lessons (11 lessons planned – six complete) as well as other resources for learning Old Norse. Your best bet for beginning to learn Old Norse is at this site and on its companion e-Mail list. Highly recommended.

Norse Course
The companion mailing list to the Old Norse For Beginners Web site, moderated by the authors of the site, at Yahoo groups.

Ragnarsdrápa Translation and Read Aloud
This has a side by side, Old Norse/English translation of Ragnarsdrápa. You can also listen to Professor John Lindow read it aloud using Realplayer.

A portion of text from the Prose Edda read Aloud
This page is not in English but you can click on the links to hear a Realplayer reading of the text in a reconstructed pronunciation.

The Old Norse Language
A site with much useful information. Still under construction so check back often. Frames required to access this site.

Beginners Course In Reading Rune Inscriptions
A beginners course in Old Norse that concentrates on reading rune inscriptions. Frames required to access this site.

Old Icelandic Course Material
Hyperlinked texts, a grammar, glossary and other resources.

Easy Readings In Old Icelandic at Northvegr
Various beginning texts with glossary.

Zoëga's A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic at Northvegr
The complete dictionary in HTML and GIF graphic files. RTF files and second proofreading in progress.

The Cleasby-Vigfusson Old Icelandic Dictionary at Northvegr
The complete dictionary in indexed JPG graphic files. Transcription into HTML texts files in progress.

Sweet's Old Icelandic Primer
The complete primer in GIF file format.


Obtainable at UK
A New Introduction to Old Norse
This is a three volume series published by the Viking Society for Northern Research. I have these books and they are excellent and I highly recommend them. Don't expect to get them any time soon though. You may have to wait months to get your order filled so order now and get ready to wait. It took over 3 months to get one of the books in this series. However, they are worth the wait.
Book 1: Grammar
Book 2: Reader
Book 3: Glossary and Index Of Names

An Introduction to Old Norse by E. V. Gordon
The old standard. Very hard to get through without prior experience or access to someone who knows the language better. It is still worth getting, but I suggest going through the courses at the Old Norse For beginners web site and getting A New Introduction To Old Norse first. It is out of print but you should be able to find easily find copies at UK's “z-shops” or at It is also available at the Oxford University Press site.


Faroese grammar
Presented by the UniLang Language Community .

Old English/Anglo-Saxon

Dictionary of Old English Project
A project by the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. The Dictionary of Old English was conceived by Angus Cameron, its founding editor, as an historical dictionary in the tradition established by Sir James Murray for the Oxford English Dictionary. The Dictionary of Old English is based on records written in English between 600 and 1150 A.D.

Old English at the University of Calgary
This is the home of English 401 and English 403, University of Calgary courses in the Old English language and Old English literature constructed by Murray McGillivray. English 401 and 403 are offered as Internet-based courses. Students who register in the Internet versions of the courses do not need to be on the University of Calgary campus at any time, so the courses can be "attended" from anywhere in the world where there is an Internet connection.

Readings of Old English Poetry
This site has audio files of Old English poetry being read.

English, Old English, and Anglo-Norman Names
Articles on Old English names and lists of Old English names.


English - Gothic Dictionary
From the translator of a good number of sagas from the Old Heithinn Tales of the North collection, Peter Tunstall.

An Introduction to Gothic
A series of basic lessons in Gothic


Lector Latinus
Lector Latinus was designed by Abram Ring to interface with William Whitaker's “Words,” an electronic Latin dictionary. Lector Latinus will open any text file (.txt) or rich text file (.rtf) and allow the user to look up Latin words by double right-clicking on the word. A large library of free public domain Latin texts is included on the Lector Latinus CD; and, with the new Text Search feature, you can search this entire collection in a matter of seconds to find whole or partial words and phrases. Wildcard searches are also supported. The built-in “Words” dictionary analyzes the form with all possible parsings (or grammatical descriptions) and gives a brief definition (for each lexical root). A second built-in dictionary has etymological information and displays macrons (long marks) for all headwords.

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