Find the word definition

Crossword clues for norn

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Norn \Norn\, Norna \Nor"na\, n. [Icel. norn, pl. nornir.]

  1. (Scandinavian Myth.) Any one of the three Fates, Past, Present, and Future. Their names were Urd, Verdandi, and Skuld. They are identified with the Anglo-Saxon Wyrd, and are similar to the Greek Moirae and Roman Parcae.

  2. A tutelary deity; a genius.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1770, from Old Norse norn (plural nornir), one of the female fates of Scandinavian mythology, related to Swedish dialectal norna "to warn, to communicate secretly," perhaps ultimately imitative of low murmuring (compare Middle High German narren "to growl, snarl").


vb. 1 (context intransitive obsolete English) To mourn; complain. 2 (context transitive obsolete English) To bring forward; proffer; propose. 3 (context transitive obsolete English) To say; speak; utter; tell. 4 (context transitive obsolete English) To call.


Norn may refer to:

  • The Norn language, an extinct North Germanic language that was spoken on Shetland and Orkney
  • The Norns, beings from Norse mythology
  • Norn Iron, the local pronunciation of Northern Ireland
  • Norn iron works, an old industrial community in Sweden where iron ore was excavated
  • NORN (clothing brand), a clothing brand specialized in winter trouser manufacturing
  • Norns, a fictional race in Tad Williams' Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn fantasy series
  • Norns, main species in the Creatures artificial-life simulation series
  • Norns, a race in the MMORPG Guild Wars
  • Mey Norn, Cambodian politician
NORN (clothing brand)

NORN is a winter trouser manufacturer based in Montreal, Canada. The insulating fabric for the pants is a special type of fleece . The outer layer is either wool, poly-wool blend or polyester. The combination of the fabrics is chosen such that the pants breathe but also insulates. The main idea is to be warm when out side, while remaining comfortable indoors.

Usage examples of "norn".

But the hunts, of course, never endedand Stephen was obliged to follow Norn, Soredon, and Gilliam wherever it was that the season dragged them in search of food and prey.

But these people worshiped the Norns and their mother, Wyrd, which meant they were not gods and did not regard the Aesir as supernatural beings!

Orddu, Orwen, and Orgoch have appeared in other guises (as might well be expected of them): the Three Norns, the Moirae, the Triple Goddess, and very likely some other transformations they decline to admit.

Out of the vault, searching for instant-elsewhere booths, turn a corner and-the Norn!