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pl.n. Norse Mythology
An early race of gods who dwelt with the Aesir in Asgard.

[Old Norse; see wen- in Indo-European roots.]


(Norse Myth & Legend) Norse myth a race of ancient gods often locked in struggle with the Aesir. The most notable of them are Njord and his children Frey and Freya
[from Old Norse Vanr, a fertility god]


(ˈvɑ nɪr)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
(in Norse myth) a race of gods distinct from and originally in conflict with the Aesir.
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Noun1.Vanir - (Norse mythology) race of ancient gods sometimes in conflict with the Aesir
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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