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wyrd

see weird.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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Historical Examples

  • But Wyrd forbade him to seize any more of men on earth after that evening.

    Beowulf

    Anonymous

  • Nine there were of them, for Wyrd is gracious to the man who is valiant and unafraid.

  • To these their mother, Wyrd, the primitive goddess of fate, added: “With joy once more won.”

  • A belief in Wyrd, the mighty power controlling the destinies of men, is the chief religious motive of the epic.

    English Literature

    William J. Long

  • In the “Beowulf” it is said:—“Wyrd often keeps alive the man who is not destined to die, if his courage is equal to the occasion.”