: any of the three Norse goddesses of fate

Examples of Norn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s called the Norn cell, named after the Norse deities who were believed to control human fate. Carl Zimmer, New York Times, 10 Mar. 2024

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Word History


Old Norse

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Norn was in 1843

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“Norn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Norn. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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