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

  • n. Mythology Any of the three goddesses of fate in Norse myth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. any of the three goddesses of fate or destiny.
  • proper n. an extinct language that was spoken on the Shetland Islands and Orkney Islands.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of the three Fates, Past, Present, and Future. Their names were Urd, Verdandi, and Skuld. They are identified with the Anglo-Saxon Wyrd, and are similar to the Greek Moirae and Roman Parcae.
  • n. A tutelary deity; a genius.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To murmur; complain.
  • To say; speak; tell.
  • To call.
  • n. In Scand. myth., one of the three Fates, whose decrees were irrevocable.

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

  • n. (Norse mythology) any of the three goddesses of destiny; identified with Anglo-Saxon Wyrd; similar to Greek Moirae and Roman Parcae


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