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From Old Norse Óðinn, akin to Old High German Wotan and Old English Wōden. From Proto-Germanic *Wōdinaz, derived from Proto-Germanic *wōþuz (“‘rage, manic inspiration, furor poeticus’”), from Proto-Indo-European *wet-. Compare Old Norse óðr.
- Rhymes: -əʊdɪn
- (Norse mythology) The supreme god of the Germanic and Norse pantheons, the leader of the Æsir, after whom Wednesday is named. The god of war, death, poetry, and wisdom, Odin is husband to Frigga and father of Balder, Hod, Hermod, Thor, and Tyr. Also known as Allfather, One-eyed, the Terrible One, and Father of Battle.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The god of wisdom, magic, poetry, and war in the modern pagan faith of Heathenry.
- (Norse mythology) Odin.
- A male given name derived from the god, in general use since the nineteenth century.
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