Thor

Thor

[thawr]
noun
1.
Scandinavian Mythology. the god of thunder, rain, and farming, represented as riding a chariot drawn by goats and wielding the hammer Mjolnir: the defender of the Aesir, destined to kill and be killed by the Midgard Serpent.
2.
a medium-range U.S. Air force ballistic missile developed in the early 1950s and powered by a single liquid-propellant rocket engine.
3.
a male given name.

Origin:
before 1050; Old English Thōr < Old Norse Thōrr literally, thunder

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Thor (θɔː)
 
n
Norse myth the god of thunder, depicted as wielding a hammer, emblematic of the thunderbolt
 
[Old English Thōr, from Old Norse thōrrthunder]

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Thor
Odin's eldest son, strongest of the gods though not the wisest, c.1020, from O.N. Þorr, lit. "thunder," from *þunroz, related to O.E. þunor (see thunder).
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Thor definition


The god of thunder in Norse mythology. He wielded a hammer.

Note: Thursday (Thor's day) is named after Thor.
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