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n. Norse Mythology
Any of the three goddesses of fate.
(Norse Myth & Legend) Norse myth any of the three virgin goddesses of fate, who predestine the lives of the gods and men
[C18: Old Norse]
(Languages) the medieval Norse language of the Orkneys, Shetlands, and parts of N Scotland. It was extinct by 1750
[C17: from Old Norse norŕœna Norwegian, from northr north]
any of the three Norse goddesses of fate.
a Scandinavian language spoken in the Shetland and Orkney Islands until the 18th century.
[< Old Norse norrŒnn, earlier northrŒnn Norwegian, literally, northern]
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|Noun||1.||Norn - (Norse mythology) any of the three goddesses of destiny; identified with Anglo-Saxon Wyrd; similar to Greek Moirae and Roman Parcae|
Norse mythology - the mythology of Scandinavia (shared in part by Britain and Germany) until the establishment of Christianity
Norse deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Norsemen