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urd

[oord, urd]
Also called gram, black gram.


Origin:
< Hindi urd, urdh, urad, uṛad, Prakrit uḍidda- a pulse

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Urd

[oord]
noun Scandinavian Mythology.
See under Norn.

Origin:
< Old Norse Urthr, cognate with Old English wyrd (see weird), derivative of the Germanic root of Old Norse vertha to become, German werden; see worth2

Norn

[nawrn]
noun Scandinavian Mythology.
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)
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Norn1 (nɔːn)
 
n
Norse myth any of the three virgin goddesses of fate, who predestine the lives of the gods and men
 
[C18: Old Norse]

Norn2 (nɔːn)
 
n
the medieval Norse language of the Orkneys, Shetlands, and parts of N Scotland. It was extinct by 1750
 
[C17: from Old Norse norŕœna Norwegian, from northr north]

urd (ɜːd)
 
n
See gram black gram
 
[Hindi]

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Norn
1770, from O.N. norn (pl. nornir), one of the female fates of Scand. mythology, related to Swed. dial. norna "to warn, to communicate secretly," perhaps ult. imitative of low murmuring (cf. M.H.G. narren "to growl, snarl").
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Urd
uridine
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