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Woden

or Wo·dan

[wohd-n]
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noun
  1. the chief god of the pagan Anglo-Saxons, identified with the Scandinavian Odin.
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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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Historical Examples

  • When they asked about the clouds, everyone said, 'Woden made them.'

    Classic Myths

    Mary Catherine Judd

  • Now, do you see that Thor's day comes when Woden's day goes?

    Classic Myths

    Mary Catherine Judd

  • All the houses there were gold and silver, and the most splendid one was Woden's royal palace.

    Classic Myths

    Mary Catherine Judd

  • Then the goats took the two sons of Woden back to their home in Asgard.

    Classic Myths

    Mary Catherine Judd

  • The soldiers of the Northland cried to him for help as often as they did to his father, Woden.

    Classic Myths

    Mary Catherine Judd


British Dictionary definitions for woden

Woden

Wodan

noun
  1. the foremost Anglo-Saxon godNorse counterpart: Odin
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Word Origin

Old English Wōden; related to Old Norse Ōthinn, Old High German Wuotan, German Wotan; see Wednesday
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Word Origin and History for woden

Woden

Anglo-Saxon god, Old English, see Odin.

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