English Words of Old Norse Origin

Can you name the most common English words of Old Norse origin?

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Old Norse WordEnglish WordDirect Translation
Öxull'ox tree'
Baggi'a sack'
Deyja'pass away'
Blunda'shut ones eyes'
Gæsling'goose'
Kalla'cry loudly'
Klubba'cudgel'
klippa'to cut'
Gestr'visitor'
Gawen'to heed'
Gjördh'cinch, circumference
Knifr'tool'
kið'young goat'
Myrr'bog'
Vkingr'one from the fjords'
Old Norse WordEnglish WordDirect Translation
Hreinn'game'
Skirra'to frighten'
Slathra'butchering'
Steik'to fry'
Þorsdagr'day of Thor'
Týsdagr'day of Tew'
Rás'to run, to rush'
Bleikr'pale'
Skarfr'fastening joint'
Mistaka'miscarry'
Lauss'free'
Krafla'to claw'
Fok'spray, shower, snowdrift'
Berserkr'bare-shirt/frenzied warrior'
Geysa'to gush'
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