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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mythology The Norse god of wisdom, war, art, culture, and the dead and the supreme deity and creator of the cosmos and humans.

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  • proper n. The supreme god of the Germanic and Norse pantheons, the leader of the Æsir, after whom Wednesday is named; the god of war and poetry, the husband of Frigga, the father of Balder, Hod, Hermod, Thor, and Tyr. The Allfather, the One-eyed, the Terrible One, the Father of Battle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. The supreme deity of the Scandinavians; -- the same as Woden, of the German tribes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Norse myth., the chief god of the Asas, corresponding to the Anglo-Saxon Woden.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Norse mythology) ruler of the Aesir; supreme god of war and poetry and knowledge and wisdom (for which he gave an eye) and husband of Frigg; identified with the Teutonic Wotan

Etymologies

Old Norse Ōdhinn.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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