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urd

[oo rd, urd] /ʊərd, ɜrd/
noun
1.
a plant, Vigna mungo, of the legume family, widely cultivated in tropical Asia for its edible seeds and for forage.
Also called gram, black gram.
Origin
< Hindi urd, urdh, urad, uṛad, Prakrit uḍidda- a pulse

Urd

[oo rd] /ʊərd/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology
1.
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] /nɔrn/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology
1.
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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urd

/ɜːd/
noun
1.
black gram See gram2 (sense 1)
Word Origin
Hindi

Norn1

/nɔːn/
noun
1.
(Norse myth) any of the three virgin goddesses of fate, who predestine the lives of the gods and men
Word Origin
C18: Old Norse

Norn2

/nɔːn/
noun
1.
the medieval Norse language of the Orkneys, Shetlands, and parts of N Scotland. It was extinct by 1750
Word Origin
C17: from Old Norse norŕœna Norwegian, from northr north
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Word Origin and History for urd

Norn

n.

1770, from Old Norse norn (plural nornir), one of the female fates of Scandinavian mythology, related to Swedish dialectal norna "to warn, to communicate secretly," perhaps ultimately imitative of low murmuring (cf. Middle High German narren "to growl, snarl").

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Urd

uridine
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