American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Mythology The Norse god of thunder.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The second principal god of the ancient Scandinavians, the god of thunder. He was the son of Odin, or the supreme being, aud Jörth, the earth. He was the champion of the gods, and was called in to their assistance whenever they were in straits. He was also the friend of mankind, and the slayer of trolls and evil spirits. He always carried a heavy hammer (mjölnir, the crusher), which, as often as he discharged it, returned to his hand of itself; he possessed a girdle which had the virtue of renewing his strength. Thor is represented as a powerful man in the prime of life, with a long red beard, a crown on his head, a scepter in one hand, and his hammer in the other. Thursday is called after him, and his name enters as an element into a great many proper names.
- n. In zoology, a genus of macrurous crustaceans.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Scand. Myth.) The god of thunder, and son of Odin.
- n. (Norse mythology) god of thunder and rain and farming; pictured as wielding a hammer emblematic of the thunderbolt; identified with Teutonic Donar
- Representing Old Norse Þórr (Swedish Tor); cognate with Old English þunor. (Wiktionary)
- Old Norse Thōrr; see (s)tenə- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It's THOR! and then a blazing lightning bolt strikes as Thor strikes his hammer-to-the-sky pose.”
“Regarding THOR; Thor is a public domain figure insofar as he is based upon a myth. meaning that anyone can use the name and attributes associated with the MYTHICAL character of Thor.”
“But if I lost you with everything after the word "Thor" in that sentence - well, that's part of the problem.”
“Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" star Kat Dennings may have a role in "Thor" as well.”
“However, an October rumor seemed to indicate that Law was on track to change all that with a role in "Thor" alongside Robert De Niro.”
“How it’s used in Thor is probably leveling buildings and fighting Norse gods … Thor hits theaters on May 6, 2011.”
“Thor is also credited with having written and produced the film; the first credit is apparently not true and was listed to ensure that the film met the required quota of Canadians in key positions necessary to guarantee the tax credit which had helped to finance the film.”
“Thor is a great character in the comics, but on screen I fear he's going to seem like a kind of cross between Conan and the Swedish Chef.”
“My take on the final outcome: Sure, there's the fact that al'Thor is a master swordsman AND has god-like powers, whereas Jaime's just an ordinary (if highly skilled ... if a little crippled) master swordsman, but that's not the real reason I sort of expected this outcome.”
“Jun. 10th, 2010 12: 10 am (UTC) ditto - I'm assuming Thor is about to come screaming in looking for where he 'dropped' it.”
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Immortal people after whom waterborne species were named. Most of them have been marine zoologists, I would guess.
e.g. Gates' goblet, Humphrey's buccinum, Turton's moon snail, etc.
All the old blarney is on another list.
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A list of mythological gods that people have worshipped throughout history (includes primordial dieties).
They can be animate or inanimate (male or female). 1 syllable words
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