Thor

noun
\ ˈthȯr How to pronounce Thor (audio) \

Definition of Thor

: the Norse god of thunder, weather, and crops

First Known Use of Thor

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Thor

Old Norse Thōrr

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“Thor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Thor. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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