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

  • n. Mythology The Norse god of thunder.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The god of thunder.
  • proper n. A male given name occasionally borrowed from Scandinavia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The god of thunder, and son of Odin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The second principal god of the ancient Scandinavians, the god of thunder.
  • n. In zoology, a genus of macrurous crustaceans.

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

  • n. (Norse mythology) god of thunder and rain and farming; pictured as wielding a hammer emblematic of the thunderbolt; identified with Teutonic Donar


Old Norse Thōrr; see (s)tenə- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Representing Old Norse Þórr (Swedish Tor); cognate with Old English þunor. (Wiktionary)



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