Varangian Guard

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  • Varangian Runestones — The Varangian Runestones are runestones that mention voyages to the East ( Austr ) or the Eastern route ( Austrvegr ), or to more specific eastern locations such as Garðaríki (what is today Russia and Ukraine). There are also many additional… …   Wikipedia

  • Varangian — /veuh ran jee euhn/, n. 1. any of the Northmen who, under Rurik, established a dynasty in Russia in the 9th century. 2. a member of the bodyguard (Varangian guard) of the Byzantine emperors, esp. in the 11th and 12th centuries, made up of… …   Universalium

  • Varangian — /vəˈrændʒiən/ (say vuh ranjeeuhn) noun 1. one of the Northmen who under the Scandinavian prince Rurik, died AD 879, established a dynasty in Russia in the 9th century. 2. a member of the bodyguard (Varangian guard) of the Byzantine emperors.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Varangian — 1. noun a) A member of the Scandinavian people who settled in Eastern Europe in the 9th Century, as opposed to the Vikings who settled in the West. b) The imperial body guard at Constantinople from 955. 2. adjective a) Of or perta …   Wiktionary

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  • Varangians — The Varangians or Varyags (Old Norse: Væringjar, Greek: Βάραγγοι, Βαριάγοι, Váraggoi / Varyágoi , Ukrainian and Russian: Варяги, Varyahy / Varyagi ), sometimes referred to as Variagians , were Vikings, [ [… …   Wikipedia

  • Greece Runestones — The Greece Runestones comprise around 30 runestones containing information related to voyages made by Scandinavians to Greece , which refers to the Byzantine Empire (ON.: Grikkland , Grikk(i)aR ), during the Viking Age and until the early 12th… …   Wikipedia

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