1. The Viking
name given of what
is now York, after it was captured by Danish raiders in 866. The name Jorvik
was also used for the surrounding area (mainly what
is now Yorkshire) and was known as the Kingdom of Jorvik
. The Viking
presence is still felt today in Yorkshire, as shown in the local
accents, culture, placenames
and in various places of interest in the Yorkshire area.
2. A 'Jorvik
' is a Yorkshireman
who is praised for his courage
and strong morals.