Norn

1
[ nawrn ]
/ nɔrn /

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, earlier northrœnn Norwegian, literally, northern

Definition for norn (2 of 2)

Norn2
[ nawrn ]
/ nɔrn /

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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British Dictionary definitions for norn (1 of 2)

Norn1
/ (nɔːn) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for norn (2 of 2)

Norn2
/ (nɔːn) /

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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