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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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While words and fragments of ballads survived, Norn was by 1800 no longer a living language that could sustain what would have been an undoubtedly rich oral literature.
Scots became the official language and the Norn eventually died out.
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Further there were a special examinations performed; they included functional tests of Schirmer I (total tear production), Schirmer II (basic tear production, modified Jones test) and Norn test (tear break time).
The historical background to this question is the process of language shift in the Northern Isles, in which Scots superseded the Old Norse dialect Norn.