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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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Enn eru fleiri nornir, per er koma til hvers manns er borinn er at skapa aldr, ok eru pessar goikunningar, en airar dlfa ettar, en inar pridju dverga ettar, sva sem her segir: Sundrbornar mjqk hygg ek at nornir se, eigut per ett saman.
As commented on above, the original notion of elves seems to have been predominantly male, but on the other hand there was a class of female supernatural beings, the Old Norse disir, Old High German itisi, and Old English idesa, best known by the particular Old Norse traditions of valkyrjur and nornir (Grimm 401-2, 405, 417; Hall 22-3).