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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wyrd, Weird(noun)

    fate personified; any one of the three Weird Sisters


  1. wyrd(Noun)

    Fate, destiny, particular in an Anglo-Saxon or Norse context.

  2. Origin: From wyrd


  1. Wyrd

    Wyrd is a concept in Anglo-Saxon culture roughly corresponding to fate or personal destiny. The word is ancestral to Modern English weird, which retains its original meaning only dialectically. The cognate term in Old Norse is urðr, with a similar meaning, but also personalized as one of the Norns, Urðr and appearing in the name of the holy well Urðarbrunnr in Norse mythology. The concept corresponding to "fate, doom, fortunes" in Old Norse is Ørlǫg.

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