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Wayland1

[wey-luh nd]
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noun
  1. (in northern European folklore) the king of the elves, a smith and artificer: known in Scandinavia as Volund, in Germany as Wieland.
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Wayland2

[wey-luh nd]
noun
  1. a city in NE Massachusetts.
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Historical Examples

  • Miss Wayland wrung her hands and wept, and most of the girls wept with her.

    The Green Satin Gown

    Laura E. Richards

  • Miss Wayland could refuse nothing to the heroine of last night's adventure.

    The Green Satin Gown

    Laura E. Richards

  • To begin with, there were only four freshmen at Wayland Hall.

  • So Badhild gave the trinket to the girl and bade her take it to Wayland.

  • So ends the story of Wayland, the great smith of the northern countries.


British Dictionary definitions for wayland

Wayland

Wayland Smith

noun
  1. a smith, artificer, and king of the elves in European folkloreScandinavian name: Völund German name: Wieland
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