[ oh-din ]
/ ˈoʊ dɪn /

noun Scandinavian Mythology.

the ruler of the Aesir and god of war, poetry, knowledge, and wisdom; Wotan: the chief god.
Also Othin.

Origin of Odin

< Old Norse Ōthinn; cognate with Old English Wōden, Old Saxon Woden, Old High German Wuotan; see Woden

Related forms

O·din·i·an, O·din·ic, O·din·it·ic, adjectiveO·din·ism, nounO·din·ist, noun
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Othin (ˈəʊðɪn)

/ (ˈəʊdɪn) /


Norse myth the supreme creator god; the divinity of wisdom, culture, war, and the deadGermanic counterpart: Wotan, Woden
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Culture definitions for odin


[ (oh-din) ]

In Norse mythology, the solemn ruler of the gods. He was god of wisdom, poetry, farming, and war.


Wednesday is named after Odin, using a form of his name that begins with W.
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