The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ostmen \Ost"men\, n. pl.; sing. Ostman. [See East, and
East men; Danish settlers in Ireland, formerly so called.
Usage examples of "ostmen".
Secondly, they suppose that, because they have close family ties to the Ostman King of Dyflin, that they will be honoured by I any Ostmen who invade.
The advanced guard reunited with Ostmen and Orkneyers in the Scilly Isles, and in Cornwall, and pressed on to the plunder of the Bay of Biscay and its coasts.
But now there is a third realm, Morann, the realm of the Ostmen, with their ports and their trading across the high seas.
The High King has a kingdom, but the Ostmen have an empire, all over the seas.
If Brian Boru loses this battle now, we shall have Ostmen from all over the northern seas descending upon us.
Morann suspected that the Ostmen of Dyflin would be seeing more of this new kind of ruler than they had been used to, and that this foolish revolt had probably given Brian just the excuse he was looking for to assert his authority in the place.
So it was not surprising if the Ostmen nowadays were often vague about their religious beliefs.
As well as its Celtic name of Ben Edair, the Hill of Edair, it had acquired a Norse name also nowadays, for the Ostmen called it Howth.
Latin-looking men who would tell you they were Danish-you could speak of Ostmen and Irishmen, Gaedhil and Gaill, but the truth was that you could hardly tell one from the other.
The invasion of the Ostmen was the first of a series of half-conquests which brought all the evils of foreign invasion with none of its benefits.
A doubtful campaign went on in which the English, attacked now by the Ostmen of the towns, now by the Irish, fought with very varying success, but with prodigies of valour.