Out of it come three maids, whose names are urd, Verdande and Skuld.
From urd comes our word "weird," and the weird sisters of Shakespeare.
The fountain of urd may be regarded as the embodiment of impressions of a spiritual force which upholds and renews the universe.
They are all descended from that pair of swans which swim in the sacred waters of urd's fountain.
In the morning the king ordered them to drive to the urd, and try if they could get across it with the waggons.
May urd's protection hold thee on every side, where thou seest turpitude.
The king laid aside his cloak, and told them to go to work once more at the urd.
They are urd (the past), Verdandi (the present), Skuld (the future).
Unliquored, un-lik′urd, adj. not moistened with liquor: not in liquor, sober.
The ash tree was watered daily from urd's fountain, and it could not wither till the last-411- battle was about to be fought.
1770, from Old Norse norn (plural nornir), one of the female fates of Scandinavian mythology, related to Swedish dialectal norna "to warn, to communicate secretly," perhaps ultimately imitative of low murmuring (cf. Middle High German narren "to growl, snarl").