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norn

See also: Norn

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English nornen, nurnen, from Old English gnornan, gnornian (to be sad, murmur, complain, mourn, lament, grieve), from gnorn (sad, sorrowful, troubled, depressed), from Proto-Germanic *gnurnaz (sad), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰnews- (to gnaw, scrape, rub). Cognate with Old Saxon gnornōn (to be sad).

VerbEdit

norn (third-person singular simple present norns, present participle norning, simple past and past participle norned)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To mourn; complain.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To bring forward; proffer; propose.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To say; speak; utter; tell.
  4. (transitive, obsolete) To call.

FaroeseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse norn.

NounEdit

norn f (genitive singular nornar, plural nornir)

  1. (Norse mythology) any of the three goddesses of fate or destiny.
DeclensionEdit
f2 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative norn nornin nornir nornirnar
Accusative norn nornina nornir nornirnar
Dative norn nornini nornum nornunum
Genitive nornar nornarinnar norna nornanna
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From English Norn or Scots Norn, from Norn, from Old Norse norrǿna.

NounEdit

norn n (genitive singular norns, uncountable)

  1. (language) Norn
DeclensionEdit
Singular
Indefinite
Nominative norn
Accusative norn
Dative norni
Genitive norns

IcelandicEdit

NounEdit

norn f (genitive singular nornar, nominative plural nornir)

  1. witch (person who uses magic)

DeclensionEdit