or Wo·dan

[ wohd-n ]
/ ˈwoʊd n /


the chief god of the pagan Anglo-Saxons, identified with the Scandinavian Odin.

Origin of Woden

before 900; Middle English, Old English Wōden (cognate with German Wotan, Old Norse Ōthinn), equivalent to wōd wood2 + -en noun suffix marking headship; Woden was the leader of the Wild Hunt
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/ (ˈwəʊdən) /


the foremost Anglo-Saxon godNorse counterpart: Odin

Word Origin for Woden

Old English Wōden; related to Old Norse Ōthinn, Old High German Wuotan, German Wotan; see Wednesday
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