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Norn

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[ nawrn ]
/ nɔrn /
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noun
an extinct Norse dialect, spoken until early modern times in the Shetland and Orkney Islands and in parts of northern Scotland.
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Origin of Norn

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<Old Norse norrœnn, earlier northrœnn Norwegian, literally, northern

Other definitions 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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