Wayland

noun
Way·​land | \ ˈwā-lən(d) How to pronounce Wayland (audio) \

Definition of Wayland

: a heroic smith of Germanic legend

First Known Use of Wayland

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Wayland

Old English Wēland

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“Wayland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wayland. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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