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Norn

 (nôrn)
n. Norse Mythology
Any of the three goddesses of fate.

Norn

(nɔːn)
n
(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]

Norn

(nɔːn)
n
(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]

Norn1

(nɔrn)

n.
any of the three Norse goddesses of fate.

Norn2

(nɔrn)

n.
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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Noun1.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
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And just four days later, the barmy Green and White Army could let their hair down in Helsinki, raising the roof in the Olympiastadion as little Norn Iron finished atop Group F.
Westerlings concludes with a choral setting of the Pater Noster in traditional Orkney Norn (a Norwegian dialect indigenous to Orkney).
The real data analysis shows that in about 95% of the cases FalN < NorN, and in 5% of the cases FalN > = NorN.
Scots became the official language and the Norn eventually died out.
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But now the Willow Burn bookshop in Consett may have hit the jackpot, even though Norn, the language of the Shetlands, is no longer used even in the remote northern Scottish isles which are nearer to Oslo than to Edinburgh, never mind in north Durham.
Beloved wife of the late John Gleeson and mother to Norn, Maurice, Anne and Pauline.
In October, Norn said it aimed to ramp up production from 350 million pots a year to one billion pots.
In pre-Christian Old Norse-Icelandic cosmology, however, wyrd is, in a sense, personified--in the form of the Norn Urdr.
Many famous yachts have won this iconic short ocean race off Sydney Heads, including Norn, Caprice of Huon, Apollo and Margaret Rintoul IL The first winner in 1886 was Sir James Fairfax's Magic, one of the crack gaff-riggers sailing with the Squadron in the 1880s.