urd

[ oo rd, urd ]
/ ʊərd, ɜrd /
|

noun

a plant, Vigna mungo, of the legume family, widely cultivated in tropical Asia for its edible seeds and for forage.

Origin of urd

< Hindi urd, urdh, urad, uṛad, Prakrit uḍidda- a pulse
Also called gram, black gram.

Definition for urd (2 of 3)

Urd

[ oo rd ]
/ ʊərd /

noun Scandinavian Mythology.

See under Norn.

Origin of Urd

< Old Norse Urthr, cognate with Old English wyrd (see weird), derivative of the Germanic root of Old Norse vertha to become, German werden; see worth2

Definition for urd (3 of 3)

Norn

2
[ 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 urd (1 of 3)

urd

/ (ɜːd) /

noun

black gramSee gram 2 (def. 1)

Word Origin for urd

Hindi

British Dictionary definitions for urd (2 of 3)

Norn

1
/ (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 urd (3 of 3)

Norn

2
/ (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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