Antedating of "Viking"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Mar 20 00:06:41 UTC 2013

Viking (OED 1807)

1795 Thomas Pownall _An Antiquarian Romance_ 75 (Eighteenth Century Collections Online)  These sea-rovers pursued their praedatory enterprizes, each Vik, Vikin, or Vikinger, with one separate band, and in his own fleet.

Fred Shapiro

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