8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary
chief Teutonic god, the All-Father, a 19c. revival in reference to Scandinavian neo-paganism, from Danish, from Old Norse Oðinn, from Proto-Germanic *Wod-enaz- (source of Old English Woden, Old High German Wuotan), probably from *wod-eno-/*wod-ono- "raging, mad, inspired," from root *wet- "to blow, inspire, spiritually arouse" (see wood (adj.)).
In Norse mythology, the solemn ruler of the gods. He was god of wisdom, poetry, farming, and war.
Note: Wednesday is named after Odin, using a form of his name that begins with W.