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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.

Usage examples of "norna".

If Norna couldn't answer him in that time, the risk of visiting her would be wasted.

As inert as Norna herself, newscasts and sex shows vied with comedies, sports programs, and dramas to dominate his attention.

And Warden was sure that Holt would do everything in his power to seize the situation— This is no ordinary fear of death, Norna had warned.

An irrational desire to visit Norna before he committed himself plagued him.

The place where he and Angus had separated was closer to UMCHO Center than to Norna Fasner's sickchamber.

If he could have spared the attention, he would have used another readout to monitor Norna Fasner's sickchamber, hoping to mark Angus' progress.

Bitter as a vial of acid, Norna Fasner continued to think long after her body lost its last capacity to do anything.

He kept Norna Fasner alive precisely because she wished him ill with such steady virulence.

There was a faint scent on the breeze that Younger recognized as norna, an opiate forbidden to those in service to Allic, as an intoxicant and aphrodisiac too powerful for most to handle.