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Syllabification: Norns
Pronunciation: /nôrnz
Scandinavian Mythology

Definition of Norns in English:

The three virgin goddesses of destiny (Urd or Urdar, Verdandi, and Skuld), who sit by the well of fate at the base of the ash tree Yggdrasil and spin the web of fate.


from Old Norse, of unknown origin.

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