Meaning of Varangian
Pronunciation: (vu-ran'jē-un), [key]
- any of the Northmen who, under Rurik, established a dynasty in Russia in the 9th century.
- a member of the bodyguard of the Byzantine emperors, esp. in the 11th and 12th centuries, made up of Northmen, Anglo-Saxons, and other northern Europeans.
- of or pertaining to the Varangians.