See also: wyrd

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Old English Wyrd (Fate).

Proper nounEdit

Wyrd

  1. (mythology) An Old English deity, goddess of fate.
    • 1925, Caroline Harris Stevens, The Treatment of Death in Anglo-Saxon Poetry, page 18:
      Both Wyrd (2574, 2526) and the Mighty Maker (979) measure out dooms, though God is said to control fate (1056).
    • 2007, Holly Taylor, Crimson Fire: Book Two in the Dreamer's Cycle Series:
      At last she spoke, “My name is Anawin. I am the valla. I am the keeper of secrets. I am the teller of truths. I speak for the Wyrd, the three goddesses of fate. I speak for past, for present, for future. What is it that you wish to know?”
    • 2015, CJ Moseley, Chronoclysm: The Paradox War:
      He recognises these women, and with dawning realization so do I. The Queen within, is the Wyrd, Goddess of chance, destiny and death.

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

The word wyrd used as a name. From Proto-Germanic *wurdiz (fate). Cognate with Old Norse Urðr (one of the three Norns).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Wyrd f

  1. (mythology) Wyrd, the goddess of fate