EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun an extinct Norse dialect, spoken until early modern times in the Shetland and Orkney Islands and in parts of northern Scotland. Origin of Norn 1
Old Norse norrœnn,
northern noun . Scandinavian Mythology any of three goddesses of fate, the goddess of the past (Urd), the goddess of the present (Verdandi), and the goddess of the future (Skuld).
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Examples from the Web for norn Historical Examples of norn
Norn, we're about dead, standing on these flinty-hearted steps.
I don't think it would be such a bad sort of thing, do you,
We caught our first view of Bruce Haydon here—remember,
We've got a surprise for you,
Norn, but we won't tell till we've had lunch; will we, Ju?
There isn't anything that tells the truth so straight as our sort of work,
Norn. British Dictionary definitions for norn noun Norse myth any of the three virgin goddesses of fate, who predestine the lives of the gods and men Word Origin for Norn
C18: Old Norse
noun the medieval Norse language of the Orkneys, Shetlands, and parts of N Scotland. It was extinct by 1750 Word Origin for Norn
C17: from Old Norse
norŕœna Norwegian, from northr north
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Word Origin and History for norn n.
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").
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