Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun (Northern Mythol.) The supreme deity of the Scandinavians; -- the same as Woden, of the German tribes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (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

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

[Old Norse Ōdhinn; see wet- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • Last night, I unplugged my Xbox 360, dusted off my Playstation 2, and popped in Odin Sphere.

    Odin Sphere is Beautifully Bloated

  • Last night, I unplugged my Xbox 360, dusted off my Playstation 2, and popped in Odin Sphere.

    Odin Sphere is Beautifully Bloated

  • As far as Odin is concerned I would go with a classic actor since they will more then likly have a small role.

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  • Each day they fly from the man-god who is called Odin, and later they return to perch on his shoulders and sing into his ears.

    A Year on the Wing

  • Does this mean Odin is no longer angry at us for removing the symbols of his solstice celebration?

    Sound Politics: "Christmas trees are going back up at Sea-Tac airport."

  • The minor disturbance in the Caribbean, I judged from a swift trawl of the chaotic conditions there, would probably collapse into a fizzle, saving the name Odin for another day.

    Second Wind

  • Despite the distortions and misinterpretations that have saddled the Word of Odin down through the ages, here we finally have a truly poetic vision of the great War in Heaven that will decide our eventual Destiny, unbesmirched by the haggling of committees over precisely how many Pinks can be deep-fried in the 18th Bardo of Purgatory or how many Normal souls must be sacrificed to purchase a rich SubGenius a ticket to Heaven.

    The Book of the SubGenius

  • Despite the distortions and misinterpretations that have saddled the Word of Odin down through the ages, here we finally have a truly poetic vision of the great War in Heaven that will decide our eventual Destiny, unbesmirched by the haggling of committees over precisely how many Pinks can be deep-fried in the 18th Bardo of Purgatory or how many Normal souls must be sacrificed to purchase a rich SubGenius a ticket to Heaven.

    The Book of the SubGenius

  • Despite the distortions and misinterpretations that have saddled the Word of Odin down through the ages, here we finally have a truly poetic vision of the great War in Heaven that will decide our eventual Destiny, unbesmirched by the haggling of committees over precisely how many Pinks can be deep-fried in the 18th Bardo of Purgatory or how many Normal souls must be sacrificed to purchase a rich SubGenius a ticket to Heaven.

    The Book of the SubGenius

  • I call Odin and Thor and all the gods to hear my vow.

    Viking Tales

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