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[oh-din] /ˈoʊ dɪn/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
the ruler of the Aesir and god of war, poetry, knowledge, and wisdom; Wotan: the chief god.
Also, Othin.
Origin of Odin
< Old Norse Ōthinn; cognate with Old English Wōden, Old Saxon Woden, Old High German Wuotan; see Woden
Related forms
Odinian, Odinic, Odinitic, adjective
Odinism, noun
Odinist, noun Unabridged
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(Norse myth) the supreme creator god; the divinity of wisdom, culture, war, and the dead Germanic counterpart Wotan, Woden
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Word Origin and History for Odin

chief Teutonic god, the All-Father, a 19c. revival in reference to Scandinavian neo-paganism, from Danish, from Old Norse Oðinn, from Proto-Germanic *Wod-enaz- (source of Old English Woden, Old High German Wuotan), probably from *wod-eno-/*wod-ono- "raging, mad, inspired," from root *wet- "to blow, inspire, spiritually arouse" (see wood (adj.)).

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Odin in Culture
Odin [(oh-din)]

In Norse mythology, the solemn ruler of the gods. He was god of wisdom, poetry, farming, and war.

Note: Wednesday is named after Odin, using a form of his name that begins with W.
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