[ wohd-n ]
/ ˈwoʊd n /
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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 wōdwood2 + -en noun suffix marking headship; Woden was the leader of the Wild Hunt
Words nearby Woden
Woburn, Woburn Abbey, WOC, wocas, Wodehouse, Woden, wodge, Wodzislaw Slaski, woe, woebegone, woeful
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How to use Woden in a sentence
In areas where the common folk still revered Woden and his oak trees, rather than trying to win them over with sermons, Columbanus simply cut down their sacred trees and set fire to their temples.The Bible Created a Blueprint for Vilifying Powerful Women Leaders|Shelley Puhak|March 1, 2022|Time
Woden, the wisest of the gods, had given up not an arm but an eye, which he had sold for the waters of wisdom.Stories That Words Tell Us|Elizabeth O'Neill
Woden, it will be borne in mind, is one of the figures of the old mythology merged in the Hidden Hero beneath the German hills.The Science of Fairy Tales|Edwin Sidney Hartland
I believe I have more sunshine than the other days, for Woden likes to have clear skies and health-giving breezes.Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades|Florence Holbrook
Woden is claimed by the early Angle and Saxon kings of the heptarchy as their common ancestor.Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore|Charles Hardwick
Hence we have in some quite early (not West Saxon) pedigrees, five names given as ancestors of Woden.Beowulf|R. W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for Woden
/ (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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