[ vaw-tahn, voh- ]

  1. a Germanic god corresponding to the Scandinavian Odin.

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How to use Wotan in a sentence

  • A beautiful granite bridge leaped into view as suddenly as if the great god Wotan had builded it with a word.

    What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
  • Not even Wotan's renunciation takes away a jot from its note of praise of humanity—one might even say praise of the joy of living.

    Richard Wagner | John F. Runciman
  • It is strange to think that when he wrote this Wagner must already have had the other and more celebrated Wotan in his thoughts.

    Richard Wagner | John F. Runciman
  • By anger I mean human anger—the god's wrath of a Wotan is a different matter.

    Richard Wagner | John F. Runciman
  • This is the beginning of Wotan's tragedy, the huge drama of which the others constitute the working out.

    Richard Wagner | John F. Runciman

British Dictionary definitions for Wotan


/ (ˈvəʊtɑːn, ˈvɔː-) /

  1. the supreme god in Germanic mythology: Norse counterpart: Odin

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