Vanir
noun plural Etymology: Old Norse Date: circa 1875 a race of Norse gods who warred against and later reconciled with the Aesir

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Vanir — is the name of one of the two groups of gods in Norse mythology, the other and more well known being the Æsir. The two groups are described as having waged war against one another in the Æsir Vanir War‎, resulting in the unification of the two… …   Wikipedia

  • Vanir — [vä′nir] pl.n. [ON] Norse Myth. a race of gods who originally fight with but are later reconciled with the Aesir …   English World dictionary

  • Vanir — Los Vanir son uno de los dos grupos de dioses de la mitología nórdica, los otros son los Æsir. El nombre quizás tenga una raíz proto indoeuropea *wen luchar, ganar , relacionado con Venus (comparar con Vanadis), Wynn (protogermánico *Wanizaz),… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Vanir —    In Nordic myth the Vanir were the culture heroes of a race which seems to have preceded the Aesir in Scandinavia. A war between them was precipitated by the ill treatment of Gullveig, a Vanir giantess or priestess. After the defeat of the… …   Who’s Who in non-classical mythology

  • Vanir — /vah nir/, n. (often l.c.) (used with a pl. v.) Scand. Myth. a race of gods, first in conflict with the Aesir, later allied with them. They function as fertility divinities and include Njord, Frey, and Freyja. [ < ON, prob. from the same root as… …   Universalium

  • Vanir — noun a) The principal deities, as a group, of the Norse pantheon that represent chaos, fertility, and cultivation; opponents of the Æsir. b) Members of the Swedish royal family whose ancestry is traditionally traced to one of the Vanir deities …   Wiktionary

  • Vanir — /ˈvanɪə/ (say vahnear) plural noun Scandinavian Mythology a race of gods originally at war with the Aesir, but later received into Asgard. Frey and Freya belonged to the Vanir. {Icelandic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Vanir — Vanes Dans la mythologie nordique, les Vanes représentent une famille de dieux qui se sont battus pendant un temps contre les Ases. Cette guerre s est terminée par une trêve et l échange de quelques divinités. Les Vanes envoyèrent Njord, Freyr et …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vanir — Va•nir [[t]ˈvɑ nɪr[/t]] n. (used with a pl. v.) myt (in Norse myth) a race of gods distinct from and originally in conflict with the Aesir …   From formal English to slang

  • Vanir — noun (Norse mythology) race of ancient gods sometimes in conflict with the Aesir • Topics: ↑Norse mythology • Hypernyms: ↑Norse deity …   Useful english dictionary

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