noun Etymology: Old Norse Date: 1846 any of the three Norse goddesses of fate

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  • Norn — Gesprochen in Orkney und Shetland Inseln (bis ins 18. Jahrhundert) Sprecher ausgestorben Linguistische Klassifikation Indogermanische Sprache Germanische Sprache Nordgermanische Sprache Westskandinavische Sprache …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Norn — Norn, Norna Nor na, n. [Icel. norn, pl. nornir.] 1. (Scandinavian Myth.) Any one of the three Fates, Past, Present, and Future. Their names were Urd, Verdandi, and Skuld. They are identified with the Anglo Saxon Wyrd, and are similar to the Greek …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Norn — may refer to: The Norn language, an extinct North Germanic language that was spoken on Shetland and Orkney. The Norns, beings from Norse mythology. Norn iron works, an old industrial community in Sweden where iron ore was excavated. Norns, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Norn — [nôrn] n. [ON norn < IE base * (s)ner , * (s)nur , to SNARL1, mutter] Norse Myth. any of the three goddesses, representing the past, present, and future, who determine the destiny of gods and mortals …   English World dictionary

  • Norn — (n.) 1770, from O.N. norn (pl. nornir), one of the female fates of Scandinavian mythology, related to Swed. dial. norna to warn, to communicate secretly, perhaps ultimately imitative of low murmuring (Cf. M.H.G. narren to growl, snarl ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Norn — Norne (langue) Norne Parlée au Royaume Uni Région Shetland, Orcades, Caithness Nombre de locuteurs 0 langue morte Classification par famille     Langues indo européennes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Norn — /nɔn/ (say nawn) noun the now extinct variety of Norse spoken in the Shetland and Orkney Islands, and in parts of northern Scotland. Also, Orkney Norn, Shetland Norn. {Old Norse norrœnn, from northr north} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Norn — /nawrn/, n. Scand. Myth. any of three goddesses of fate, the goddess of the past (Urd), the goddess of the present (Verdandi), and the goddess of the future (Skuld). /nawrn/, n. an extinct Norse dialect, spoken until early modern times in the… …   Universalium

  • Norn — I [[t]nɔrn[/t]] n. myt any of the three Norse goddesses of fate II Norn [[t]nɔrn[/t]] n. peo a Scandinavian language spoken in the Shetland and Orkney Islands until the 18th century • Etymology: < ON norrŒnn, earlier northrŒnn Norwegian, lit …   From formal English to slang

  • Norn — noun a) any of the three goddesses of fate or destiny. b) an extinct language that was spoken on the Shetland Islands and Orkney Islands …   Wiktionary

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